Glimpses from ancient Thebes

20-03-2018 09:03 PM

Sanaa’ Farouk

“Glimpses from Tiba”, Tiba is the present-day Arabic name for Egypt’s ancient capital of Thebes, is the theme title of a painting exhibition which opened on 19 March at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation in Fustat, Old Cairo. Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani opened the exhibition held by the Ministry’s Office of Cultural Development in cooperation with Ministries of Education and Youth. It runs for one week.

Shedding the light on Luxor, the modern-day city that stands on the site of ancient Thebes, its landmarks and the cultural diversity they represent, the exhibition showcases 150 artworks created by school students from all over Egypt, who had taken part in a competition launched by the Antiquities Ministry.

Out of 406 entries to the competition, 100 paintings were chosen for display, plus another 50 that focused on Nubia.

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