Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has collaborated with the Foreign Ministry to present a gift to the Museum of African Civilisations in Dakar, Senegal. The gift is a collection of replicas and models of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It includes replicas of the slate stela of King Narmer, the statue of the Egyptian scribe, King Tut Ankh Amun’s bust emerging out of a lotus flower, the King’s shield and his dagger. There are also replicas of pieces from the Amarna period of monotheism: busts of Akhenaten and his queen Nefertiti, and a collection of vessels.
Amr al-Teebi, Head of the Antiquities Ministry’s Model and Replica Unit, which manufactured the gift pieces, said that the contribution to the Dakar museum was meant to confirm that Egypt’s African roots were a strong component of its civilisation.