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Ministry of Antiquities collaborates with USAID on restoration projects

Tuesday، 10 September 2019 - 12:02 PM

In cooperation with the Ministry of Antiquities, USAID has contributed to a number of restoration and training projects in Zeraa ‘ Abu Naga cemetery and the Khonsu Temple in Luxor.

USAID granted Egypt 35 million Egyptian pounds to renovate two nobles' tombs in the Zeraa ‘ Abu Naga area and eight compartments in the Khonsu Temple in Karnak through  field restoration, after a series of practical training for more than 300 employees of the Ministry of Antiquities.

This project, implemented by the American Center for Research in Egypt (ARCE), contributed to the development of the road leading to the Temple of Khonsu and the tombs of the nobles in the ancient Egyptian state TT 159/286, and helped to preserve them for future generations.

US Ambassador to Cairo Thomas Goldberger participated with Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Khaled Al-Anani, and Governor of Luxor, Mustafa Elham, in the celebration held on the occasion of the completion of restoration and training activities in these archaeological sites. 

"The United States is committed to our partnership with the Ministry of Antiquities to preserve Egypt's cultural heritage," said US Ambassador to Cairo Thomas Goldberger.

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