Major exhibit on Egyptian artifacts to open in Saudi Arabia

Agreement between ministers during World Tourism Organization

22 September, 14:11

    (ANSAmed) - NAPLES, SEPTEMBER 22 - The Ithra Museum in Dhahran, in Saudi Arabia, will host a major exhibit of ancient Egyptian artifacts from November this year until November 2022, Gulf News reports. The paper explained that the exhibit, which was approved by the Egyptian government, will display over 84 objects of ancient Egypt.

    The announcement came at the end of a meeting between Egyptian Tourism Minister Khaled Al Anani and his Saudi counterpart Ahmed Al Khatib during the executive council of the World Tourism Organization held in Georgia. The decision was made after the transfer of artifacts to Saudi Arabia was approved. The transfer will take place according to health and safety standards.

    The Egyptian minister stressed the importance of close relations between the Saudi kingdom and his country, also recalling the peculiarity of the Saudi market for Egyptian tourism.

    The museum of Ithra has four main galleries, respectively dedicated to contemporary art of the Middle East, Saudi culture, Islamic art, and natural history of the Arabic peninsula, succeeding in mixing ancient and contemporary art. (ANSAmed).

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