In Photos: The Kings of the Sun artefacts return to Egyptian Museum from Prague

Nevine El-Aref , Thursday 14 Oct 2021

The artefacts of The Kings of the Sun exhibition arrived in Egypt on Thursday and is now at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, a year after being on display in the Czech capital Prague.


The exhibition was officially inaugurated in August 2020 at the National Museum in the Czech capital Prague by Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Enany and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, in the presence of the Czech ministers of culture, environment, finance, and health.

The exhibition was opened in tandem with the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the start of Czech archaeological work in Egypt. On display were 90 artefacts that were unearthed during the excavations conducted by the Czech mission in Abusir archaeological sites.

The Kings of the Sun was the first Egyptian archaeological exhibition held in Prague and received more than 500,000 visitors. 

Among the most valuable items on display were a basalt statue of King Raneferef, carved around 2460 BC, alongside other objects and statues from the Old Kingdom.

Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said the exhibition was extended in Prague from January 2020 to September 2021.

Waziri asserted that the exhibition has contributed to the rise in the number of tourists to Egypt from the Czech Republic.







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