Replicas of King Tut's artefacts on display in Morocco

Nevine El-Aref , Wednesday 4 Jun 2014

Show will run for six months at Morocco's National Library and increase interest in Egyptian civilization


An exhibition of replicas of key Tutankhamun artefacts is now on display at Morocco's National Library in the capital of Rabat, in collaboration with Egypt's ministries of antiquity and higher education and scientific research.

Egypt's Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim announced via a press release that the exhibition is part of the culture ministry's goal of highlighting the importance of ancient Egyptian civilization through encouraging collaborations among all countries around the world.

"It will also contribute in exchanging knowledge, especially among Arab countries," Ibrahim said.

Exhibitions like this one can open up new connections which can lead to an increase in tourism, the minister said.

Amr El-Tibi, executive director of the exhibition's replica unit, told Ahram Online that the exhibition in Morocco will last for six months and includes replicas of Tutankhamun’s most important artefacts, among them the king’s war chariot, a statue depicting the head of Tutankhamun within a lotus blossom as well as a large collection of the king’s distinguished jewellery

"It is a very important step towards promoting Egypt and its distinguished civilization," asserted El-Tibi, adding that these replicas are more easy to transport and safeguard than the original artefacts.

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