Monday,11 December, 2017
Current issue | Issue 1306, (4 - 10 August 2016)
Monday,11 December, 2017
Issue 1306, (4 - 10 August 2016)

Ahram Weekly

Tutankhamun in Japan

The first exhibition of replicas from the collection of the boy pharaoh Tutankhamun is to travel to Japan later this year, reports Nevine El-Aref

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Al-Ahram Weekly

After the success of the first exhibition of replicas from the tomb of the boy pharaoh Tutankhamun at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square in Cairo this month, replicas of some of the treasured collection are to travel to Japan at the end of this year.

Amr Al-Tibi, director of the Archaeological Replicas Unit at the Ministry of Antiquities, said that the exhibition came within the framework of joint cooperation between the ministry and Al-Ahram Establishment, which would pay the packaging and transportation costs of the exhibition as well as insurance amounting to LE37.7 million.

He said the exhibition would be inaugurated in the fourth quarter of this year in Japan and would continue for 18 days, including nine days in Tokyo and nine in Osaka. The exhibition will feature 150 replicas of the Tutankhamun collection produced by the unit, in addition to a number of archaeological and scientific publications and books published by the ministry.

Elham Salah, head of the Museums Section at the ministry, said the exhibition confirmed the ministry’s keenness to try new approaches to increasing its income. She said the success of the exhibition at the Egyptian Museum had been central to the ministry’s decision to tour the exhibition, starting with the planned exhibition in Japan.

The exhibition also highlights the skills of the ministry’s staff, along with efforts to revive an interest in Egyptian heritage, not only in Egypt, but also worldwide, she said.

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