Egypt opens 2 new museums at Cairo airport

2021-05-18 22:31:24 GMT2021-05-19 06:31:24(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

CAIRO, May 18 (Xinhua) -- Egypt on Tuesday opened two new museums in two terminals of the Cairo International Airport.

"On the occasion of the International Museum Day, which falls on May 18 every year, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Ministry of Civil Aviation inaugurated the two new small museums at the Cairo International airport," said Khaled al-Anany, minister of tourism and antiquities.

The museum in Terminal 2 displays 304 artifacts in an area of 100 square meters, while the other in Terminal 3 houses 59 exhibits, the minister said, adding that the two museums display an extensive collection spanning from all eras of Egyptian civilization.

"It will be very interesting for tourists departing from Cairo and those who transfer at the Cairo Airport to see the Egyptian civilization and antiquities," al-Anany noted.

Egypt has been working hard to preserve its rich archaeological treasures and historical heritage, which helps boost its tourism industry. Enditem