The ministry will inaugurate a temporary exhibition of replicas for a number of relics in Venice on February 14.
The exhibition will continue till June 2. This comes within the Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism attempts to promote ancient Egyptian antiquities through organising a number of foreign exhibitions.
The exhibition will display 70 antiquity replicas of ancient Egyptian kings and queens such as Nefertiti statue, and the statue featuring the head of Akhenaten, masks of Yuya who was a powerful Egyptian courtier in the 18th Dynasty, and Tuya the wife of 19th Dynasty Pharaoh Seti I.
Replicas of some of Tutankhamun’s belonging are also to be displayed at the exhibition such as the royal chamber, knives, in addition to some of king Tut’s warrior shields.
The exhibition will house a number of jewelry replicas as well. All these replicas were made to be showcased in the exhibition.
Executive Director of the Archaeological Models Production Unit at the Ministry of Antiquities Amr El-Teiby said that this exhibition is tailor made to introduce Egypt most famous tourist destinations to as many people as possible, especially children.
El-Teiby added that this exhibition reflects the passion of Italians pertaining to ancient Egyptian antiquities.
It is worth mentioning that this is not the first exhibition in Italy, a similar exhibition took place in 2018 where more than 100 thousand visitors visited it.
El-Teiby announced that the Archaeological Models Production Unit at the Ministry of Antiquities will produce replicas to be sold at the Cairo International Airport’s duty free.
These replicas will be similar in shape and quality to the real relics, not like the commercial ones that are commonly sold at bazaars.
The exhibition “Tutankhamun: The Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” came to an end in Paris on the evening of Sept. 22, breaking a turn-out record in the history of cultural exhibitions in France.
The exhibition was visited by 1,423,170 visitors in the past six months since it was opened by the minister of antiquities on March 23, 2019 at the Grand Hall de la Villette.