Egyptian antiquities ministry and Al-Ahram to cooperate on international exhibition

Egypt's antiquities ministry signed on Monday a protocol of cooperation with Al-Ahram foundation on organising the ministry's first ever touring exhibition of replicas. 

Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany told Ahram Online that the exhibition comes after the success of the first local replicas exhibition held in July in the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square. 

The touring exhibition will start in April 2017 in Tokyo before moving on to Osaka. Amr El-Tibi, executive director of the Replicas Unit at the ministry, explaineed that the exhibition, “The Treasures of Tutankhamun,” includes a collection of 150 replicas from the boy king's funerary collection. 

The exhibition will last for 18 days, nine days in each city. El-Tibi said that books published by the ministry and replicas produced by the ministry are to be sold during the exhibition. Al-Ahram foundation will cover all the costs of the exhibition.

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