Monday, 25 April 2011

New Egyptian archaeological sites to be opened

New archaeological sites and tourist attractions will be inaugurated soon in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan as well as Rashid and Taba in an effort to promote tourism in Egypt.

Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, and Zahi Hawass, minister of antiquities, have reviewed the ministry’s work and announced that a number of archaeological sites and museums will be opened soon, among them the hanging mosque of Old Cairo (mosque of Prince Soliman), a number of mosques in Rashid and Cairo, the Serapium and ancient Egyptian tombs in Saqqara, the Suez national museum and the crocodile museum in the upper Egyptian town of Kom Ombo.

“The inauguration of these sites at this time is a message to the whole world that Egypt is safe and ready to welcome its tourists,” Hawass told Ahram Online.

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