Minister to inaugurate Egyptian antiquities exhibition in Japan Thursday
Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty will inaugurate an Egyptian antiquities exhibition Thursday evening, which will be held in the Japanese capital of Tokyo under the title "The Era of the Pyramid Builders."
The exhibition will be pass through eight Japanese cities over a period of 25 months and will feature 120 artifacts of the treasures of the Old Kingdom.
The revenue of the exhibition is estimated at US$2 million, said Damati, adding that the antiquities exhibitions held abroad contribute to promoting tourism to Egypt.
The exhibition is the second to be launched abroad by the ministry after the revolution of January 25, said head of the museums sector Elham Salah.
She pointed out that the insurance value of the exhibition is estimated at about $138 million and 570 thousand.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm