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Sunday, January 31, 2016

26,800 people visited pyramids over weekend | Egypt Independent


http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/26800-people-visited-pyramids-over-weekend
26,800 people visited pyramids over weekend
Sun, 31/01/2016 - 13:52

Al-Hussein Abdel Baseer, the general director of the Giza Pyramids archaeological area, said approximately 26,800 Egyptian and foreign visitors came to visit the area on Friday and Saturday, which coincides with the beginning of the mid-year school vacation and the improvement in the weather.
 
Speaking to state-run news agency MENA on Sunday, Abdel Baseer said 12,251 Egyptians and 780 tourists visited the area on Friday, whereas 12,535 Egyptians and 1,243 tourists visited on Saturday.
 
Meanwhile, the area's media center said the visitors started to arrive at 8 am and people continued to stream in until 4 pm. They visited the pyramids of Kheops and Menkaure, the Sphinx, as well as the tombs that were open to the public. There was also a large number of inspectors and tourism police on hand to assist visitors with their inquiries.
 
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm