Friday, February 1, 2019

News, Minya: Egypt's Ministers of Antiquities and Tourism, 11 Ambassadors, Tour Minya Sites

Egypt's Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany, Minister of Tourism Rania Al-Mashat and 11 ambassadors to Egypt toured a number of antiquities sites in Minya on Friday. Written By/ Nevine El-Aref.
  
In Tel El-Amarna they visited the tombs of Panehsi and Mery Re, two of the top officials in the reign of king Akhenaten, which feature notable wall paintings.

The paintings depict scenes showing the visit of Akhenaten, his wife Queen Nefertiti and their daughters to Aten Temple, as well as scenes showing them worshipping Aten and distributing offerings to the people.

In Beni Hassan they visited tombs of top officials from the Middle Kingdom which have paintings showing hunting scenes, marriage ceremonies, hair cutting, military training.

There are 39 tombs at the site, four of which are open to the public. During the tour, El-Enany announced the opening of a fifth tomb, which features wonderful paintings.

The last stop in the tour was the under-construction Aten museum on the banks of the Nile in Minya city, where El-Enany inspected recent construction work.

Work on the museum stopped in 2010 after the completion of its first and second phase due to lack of funds, and resumed in 2016.

In November 2018, Germany’s parliament agreed to grant Egypt 10 million euros to help in the completion of the third and fourth phases. 

The museum relates the story of the monotheistic Akhenaten, who was one of the most important pharaohs in ancient Egypt.
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2 comments:

  1. I’m glad to know Egypt's Minister of Antiquities, Khaled El-Enany and Minister of Tourism, Rania Al-Mashat, visited this place. Honestly, Egypt is a place that won’t disappoint any of its visitors. It is one of the best places to go on a trip. I like those paintings but couldn’t figure them out precisely though my tourist guide said some information about them when I visited Egypt. This blog is so informative and precisely given valuable steps. I didn’t know so much about this as I’m getting now. I would really like to explore ahead. I had booked in Imperial Egypt, a travel company, to go on a trip with my family. Their services, charges, and communication impressed me. Those beautiful pyramids, monuments, temples, Nile Cruise and Luxor are clearly visible in my mind till now.

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