Thursday, July 28, 2016

News: A Map of Egypt's Archaeological Sites to Be Launched

A map of all of Egypt's archaeological sites and museums has been created and will be launched for the first time on sites around the country. Written By/ Nevine El-Aref.

The Geographic Information System (GIS) at the Ministry of Antiquities has created an archaeological map locating all the archaeological sites and museums over Egypt.

The map is in both Arabic and English and will be provided to all archaeological sites and museums.

Azza El-Kholy, the head of the GIS department, explained that it created this map upon a request from the Antiquities Minister Khaled El-Enany, and would facilitate museum and archaeological site visits for both Egyptians and foreigners.

El-Kholy pointed out that a number of departments participated in the preparation of this map including the permanent committees and missions as well as the department of space and property.

El-Kholy also added that the GIS is in the process of finalising a digital version of the map to be put on the ministry's web page that is set to be launched in August.

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