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Sunday, March 27, 2016

El-Enany inspects the Giza Plateau project - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

El-Enany inspects the Giza Plateau project

The antiquities minister embarked on an inspection tour to check on latest work undertaken to develop the world famous site

Nevine El-Aref , Saturday 26 Mar 2016

El-Enany (left)and Afifi (right) during the visit to Giza Plateau (courtesy of the Ministry of Antiquities)

Soon after swearing the oath, newly appointed Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany paid a visit this morning to the Giza Plateau to inspect development works at the site.

El-Enany was joined by Minister of Tourism Yehya Rashid and Giza Governor Kamal Aldaly in order to draw up a plan to strengthen cooperation between both ministries and the governorate, to remove any obstacle in the way of the completion of the Giza Plateau development project.

Construction work at the visitor centre (Courtesy of the Ministry of Antiquities)

Mahmoud Afifi, head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Department, told Ahram Online that El-Enany visited King Farouk resthouse and the location of King Khufu's second solar boat as well as the plateau visitor centre located on the Giza-Fayoum road.

Afifi added that the minister, during his inspection tour, gave orders to the head of Giza inspectorate to provide archaeologists and inspectors in every inch in the plateau and Saqqara necropolis, at opening times, in order to escort Egyptian and foreign visitors and explain the site archaeologically and historically to them free of charge.

At king Farouk rest-house (Courtesy of the Ministry of Antiquities)

Afifi told Ahram Online that the ministry gave this order in an attempt to raise visitors awareness and keenness to protect and preserve Egypt's ancient heritage and civilisation. 

At King Khufu's second solar boat (Courtesy of the Ministry of Antiquities)

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