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Tuesday, 6 April 2021

National Museum of Egyptian Civilization sells 800 tickets on opening day

Some 800 tickets were sold yesterday, the first day that the main hall of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization was open to visitors, the Tourism and Antiquities Ministry said in a statement. The museum, which was inaugurated during a lavish ceremony on Saturday night, welcomed 800 visitors in addition to 400 local and international journalists during its first day. Another 600 tickets were sold online through the ministry’s website (tap or click), Executive Vice President Fayrouz Fikry said. Twenty-two royal mummies were transported to the site from the Egyptian Museum on Saturday in an extravagant made-for-TV parade.

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