The Egyptian Centre for Civilisation and Creativity is joining the UNESCO
initiative “Make heritage fun” by hosting the activities of the event in the Child
Museum. The initiative aims to promote awareness of heritage among children
The day started with a trip along the history of ancient Egypt during the era of the
pyramids builders. The children visited the Giza pyramids, and listened to a
definition of all digging tools and how the archaeologists entered the Great
Pyramid. They were also told about the Giza Plateau and Thebes West Bank in
present-day Luxor as among the Egyptian heritage landmarks registered on the list
of world heritage.
Through this trip, Usama Abdel-Wareth, general manager of the Child Museum
added, the children gained an exciting adventure which told them of the discovery
of Tutankhamun’s tomb in Luxor’s West Bank by Howard Carter in 1922.
At the end of the trip, children wearing ancient Egyptian royal gowns took a group
photo as they raised a banner with the slogan “Make Heritage Fun”.
Make Heritage Fun! (#makeheritagefun) is a global campaign to motivate people
to engage with heritage. This series of events is a social media campaign occurring
simultaneously at cities around the world to draw attention to heritage—and yet
another way for laypersons to engage with heritage. Experiences from across the
world are collated and amplified through social media using the hashtag
The prime goal of a #makeheritagefun event is to draw attention to heritage by
creating both online buzz and offline conversations.
14 March 2016