Prince Sultan Bin Salman, head of the Saudi Arabia Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, embarked last night with Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany on a tour of the Museum of Islamic Art in Bab El-Khalq and Al-Muiz Street in Old Cairo.
Prince Ben Salman at the Museum of Islamic art
El-Enany, Prince Ben Salman at the gift shop of the museum
The prince expressed his fondness for the museum’s treasured collection which he recorded with photos.
Mamdouh Osman, the museum’s general director, guided the prince and the minister on the tour and explained the efforts of Egyptian workers to restore the artefacts, which were damaged in a 2014 bomb explosion at the Security Directorate.
Osman also described the achievements in restoration work in collaboration with the United Arab of Emirates since the museum's reopening last year.
Prince Ben Salman and El-Eanay at the Al-Hakim mosque in Al-Muizz street
Prince Ben Salman,El-Enany at the Al-Fishawi coffee shop
At Al-Muizz Street, the delegation visited several monuments such as the Al-Hakim Mosque, the Wikalet Bazaraa market, the Sultan Qalawoun complex, the Al-Saleh Nagm Al-Din Dome and the Textile Museum.