The Golden Age of the Pyramids Builders exhibition to open in Tokyo
Minister of antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty will inaugurate the first touring ancient Egypt exhibition in Japan tonight after a three-year pause
Nevine El-Aref , Thursday 15 Oct 2015
Golden Mask of King Amenemopet
A servant from the Old Kingdom
The tour will last 25 months and is hoped to encourage tourism to Egypt.
Eldamaty expects that the revenue of the exhibition would reach $2,000,000, an amount that would increase the ministry’s income enough to help it complete several archaeological projects, such as the construction of museums and the development of archaeological sites.
Also on display is a kind of ancient game set, "a cent", a form of the compound sun, and the statue of the king, Ne-user-Re.
“The insurance value of the exhibition is $138,570,000,” Salah said.
King Khafre statue
The most important objects of the exhibition include a statue, a golden mask, and a signature of King Khufu.
A wooden boat
The exhibition also coincides with the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the exhibition’s sponsor Tokyo Broadcasting System Television.
A statue of a worker