Egypt launches virtual tours of archaeological sites, museums

Nevine El-Aref , Friday 3 Apr 2020

The tours will be available on the Ministry’s official website and Social Media platforms, under the slogan: “Experience Egypt from Home. Stay Home. Stay Safe.”

Tomb of Menna
Tomb of Menna (Photo: arce)

The Egyptian tourism and antiquities ministry is launching virtual tours of some the country’s most famed museums and archaeological sites to allow visitors to view the country’s ancient heritage from home.

The guided tours, available via the ministry’s website and social media platforms, have the slogan: “Experience Egypt from home. Stay home. Stay safe.”

The initiative is part of the ministry’s efforts to enable people worldwide to explore and enjoy ancient Egyptian civilisation during the coronavirus outbreak.

The first of the tours, a look inside the Menna Tomb in the Theban Necropolis, was launched on Friday in cooperation with the American Research Center in Cairo (ARCE).

The site is considered as one of the most beautiful noble tombs on Luxor’s West Bank. It dates to the 18th dynasty. 

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