Pyramids in blue to support autism

Nevine El-Aref , Thursday 2 Apr 2015

The Giza pyramids are to be lit up in blue tonight to celebrate Autism Awareness Day, an event being celebrated worldwide

Giza pyramids

Tonight the Giza pyramids will be illuminated in blue to support Autism Speaks’s global annual Light it up Blue campaign to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day and the start of Autism Awareness Month.

Nashwa Gaber, head of the technical office at the Ministry of Antiquities, said that they chose the colour blue because of its positive effect on people who are affected by autism.

The Giza pyramid will join a list of nearly 10,000 iconic buildings and landmarks in cities across all seven continents that will shine a bright light on autism tonight.

Gaber said that throughout April, the ministry will organise a series of lectures and workshops for children in different archaeological museums.  


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