CAIRO: Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim signed a memorandum of understanding with the Minya governorate on Monday to renovate the Malawy Museum.
A large number of archeological pieces were stolen in the aftermath of the dispersal of the sit-ins of the Muslim Brotherhood in Raba al-Adaweya and Nahda Square on August 14.
Ibrahim said that terrorist actions would not suspend cultural life in Egypt, adding that the next step will be taken to direct a major blow to those people who work to impede Egypt’s civilized path.
The minister further said that the renovation of the museum would continue for three months, adding that they would finish working on June 30. He praised the role performed by the Armed Forces to execute the project and added that Minya governorate provided 3 million EGP ($431,000) to support the project.
Minya Governor Salah Al-Din Ziada expressed his support for the efforts to develop different archeological sites. He said that he would work to remove the different violations committed against these places during the coming period.
The minister and the governor discussed the required measures to complete the Atun Museum and how to overcome the challenges in this regard.
Originally published in Youm7.