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Egyptian exhibition in Sydney attracts 500,000 visitors

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The “Ramses and the Gold of the Pharaohs” exhibition that kicked off in Sydney, Australia, on November 17, has attracted 500,000 visitors, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) Mohamed Ismail Khalid announced Friday 24/05/2024.

Such success confirms the significance of temporary international exhibitions as representatives for Egypt and its civilization abroad, while also contributing to the promotion of Egyptian tourism, particularly cultural tourism, he added in a statement.

The exhibition, which has concluded its activities, will move to its fifth stop in Cologne, Germany, to open its doors to visitors from all over Europe in July.

The Australian Museum posted on Instagram that the "Ramses and the Gold of the Pharaohs" exhibition has achieved a record number for museum visitors.

The exhibition’s journey abroad had its first stop in Houston in November 2021, second stop in San Francisco in August 2022, and third stop in Paris in April 2023.

It includes 182 unique artifacts that show some of the holdings of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir dating back to the era of King Ramses II, some artifacts from the discoveries of the Egyptian mission in the Bubastion area in Saqqara, and some of the distinctive characteristics of the ancient Egyptian civilization, especially in the Middle Ages, modern and even late times.

It also includes a number of artifacts and ornate golden treasures, including one-of-a-kind relics such as sarcophagi, animal mummies, magnificent jewellery, spectacular royal masks, exquisite amulets – many of which have never left Egypt before, in addition to some colored wooden coffins.


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