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PHOTO GALLERY: National Museum of Egyptian Civilization becomes popular destination for foreign tourists




a fine gold collection of Douche Treasure from the Roman period, on display in its glass case at the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Old Cairo. As some European countries re-open to international tourists, Egypt has already been trying for months to attract them to its archaeological sites and museums. Officials are betting that the new ancient discoveries will set it apart on the mid- and post-pandemic tourism market. AP

a family looks at a golden sarcophagus on display at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Old Cairo. As some European countries re-open to international tourists, Egypt has already been trying for months to attract them to its archaeological sites and museums. Officials are betting that the new ancient discoveries will set it apart on the mid- and post-pandemic tourism market. AP

people visit the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Old Cairo, Saturday, April 24, 2021.
As some European countries re-open to international tourists, Egypt has already been trying for months to attract them to its archaeological sites and museums. Officials are betting that the new ancient discoveries will set it apart on the mid- and post-pandemic tourism market. AP

people visit the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Old Cairo. As some European countries re-open to international tourists, Egypt has already been trying for months to attract them to its archaeological sites and museums. Officials are betting that the new ancient discoveries will set it apart on the mid- and post-pandemic tourism market. AP

a woman looks at a golden sarcophagus on display at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Old Cairo. As some European countries re-open to international tourists, Egypt has already been trying for months to attract them to its archaeological sites and museums. Officials are betting that the new ancient discoveries will set it apart on the mid- and post-pandemic tourism market. AP

women look at a collection of the jewelry of Princess Neferuptah, the daughter of King Amenemhat III, on display in its glass case at the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Old Cairo. As some European countries re-open to international tourists, Egypt has already been trying for months to attract them to its archaeological sites and museums. Officials are betting that the new ancient discoveries will set it apart on the mid- and post-pandemic tourism market. AP

people visit the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Old Cairo. As some European countries re-open to international tourists, Egypt has already been trying for months to attract them to its archaeological sites and museums. Officials are betting that the new ancient discoveries will set it apart on the mid- and post-pandemic tourism market. AP

a fine gold collection of Douche Treasure from the Roman period, on display in its glass case at the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Old Cairo. As some European countries re-open to international tourists, Egypt has already been trying for months to attract them to its archaeological sites and museums. Officials are betting that the new ancient discoveries will set it apart on the mid- and post-pandemic tourism market. AP

people visit the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Old Cairo. As some European countries re-open to international tourists, Egypt has already been trying for months to attract them to its archaeological sites and museums. Officials are betting that the new ancient discoveries will set it apart on the mid- and post-pandemic tourism market. AP