Tickets for the “Kings of the Sun” exhibition in the Czech capital, Prague, were sold until June 6, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
The exhibition, which features treasures from the ancient Egyptian period, was reopened in May, after a short hiatus following the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The exhibition was opened by Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Anani and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš in August 2020.
Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said the exhibition has seen a high turnout, with the number of visitors since its reopening on May 4 reaching nearly 10,000.
He added that this exhibition is the first exhibition of this type of Egyptian antiquities in the Czech capital and the largest exhibition of antiques from the ancient kingdom.
Ibrahim Mostafa, the archaeologist accompanying the exhibit, said about 400 people visit the exhibit each day, divided into six groups. The duration of the visit carried out by each group is approximately 105 minutes. He added that all hygiene safety rules are implemented during the visits.
The exhibition opened at the same time as the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the archaeological work undertaken by the Czech mission in Abusir, near Cairo.
It gives visitors to the Czech Republic and Europe a little glimpse into ancient Egyptian civilization. It also encourages them to visit Egypt to see more of its antiques and enjoy its picturesque beaches and beautiful scenery.
The exhibition includes 90 objects from the excavations of the Czech mission in the archaeological area of Abusir, including the head of a statue of King Ra-Nefer-Ef. There are also a number of Old Kingdom statues, including a statue of a scribe, statues of statesmen and senior employees, a group of canopic jars, in addition to 10 ushabti figurines. earthenware.