Free admission to all of Egypt's archaeological sites, 18 & 19 April
Antiquities ministry opens all its archaeological sites for free to the public on 18 & 19 April to celebrate World Heritage Day
Nevine El-Aref , Tuesday 15 Apr 2014
General view of the Giza Pyramids plateau February 16, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)
To celebrate this year's World Heritage Day, Egypt's antiquities ministry has decided to open its archaeological sites for free to visitors on Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19.
Antiquities minister Mohamed Ibrahim told Ahram Online that this decision is not only to celebrate World Heritage Day but also to encourage Egypt's local tourism and raise citizens' cultural awareness, especially of sites that are on the World Heritage list such as Abu Mena Monastery in Alexandria, the Giza Pyramids and Islamic Cairo.