Grammy Award-wining band Maroon 5 during a visit to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir square (photo: Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities)
The iconic pop rock superstars also visited the pyramids at the Giza Plateau on Tuesday
The band members expressed their fascination with the treasures and holdings displayed at the museum, especially those of the Golden King Tutankhamun, and those of Tanis, Yuya and Tuba, the ancestors of King Akhenaten, said a statement released by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
They also were keen to record these moments in a group photo taken at the museum and in short video clips that are expected to be published on their social media account to promote Egyptian tourism, the statement added.
Maroon 5's visit is part of a tour in the region that also includes performances in Abu Dhabi (6 May) and Tel Aviv (9 May).
Currently consisting of lead vocalist Adam Levine, keyboardist and rhythm guitarist Jesse Carmichael, lead guitarist James Valentine, drummer Matt Flynn, keyboardist PJ Morton and multi-instrumentalist and bassist Sam Farrar, Maroon 5, also known as Kara's Flowers, was formed in the 1990s in Los Angeles, California.
The multi-awarded band who topped the charts globally many times are most known for songs like Sugar, Girl Like You, One More Night, Animals, Moves Like Jagger, Don’t Wanna Know, Maps, What Lovers Do, and most recently Lost and Nobody’s Love.