Emma Watson, who famously played Hermione in the Hollywood series of Harry Potter films, has been on a secret visit to Egypt. Two days ago she visited the Pharaonic Village in Giza, said Randa al-Sheikh, PR Manager of the village.
The Pharaonic Village, founded by Hassan Ragab more than 20 years ago, is situated on an island in Giza and tells the entire history of Egypt from ancient to modern times. It depicts how life in ancient Egypt some 3000 years ago would have been like, with buildings representing the era and actors and actresses wearing pharaonic costumes and performing daily chores. The village is also home to 12 small museums: four related to ancient Egypt (mummification and medicine, pyramids building, arts and beliefs, ancient Egyptian boats) and five museums related to other periods in Egyptian history (Cleopatra’s museum, Coptic history, Islamic civilization, Napoleon’s military expedition to Egypt, Egypt’s modern history museum). There are also three museums related to Egypt’s late presidents (Mohamed Naguib, Gamal Abdel-Nasser and Anwar al-Sadat).
Ms Watson enjoyed a trip on the village’s magical canal where she discovered the wonders of the ancient era of the Pharos and visited the replica of Tutankhamun’s tomb, as well as the house of the ‘rich man’ and that of the ‘poor man’. The British star was impressed by her trip in Egypt’s ‘time machine’, and explained that she chose to keep her visit secret in order to enjoy her full freedom discovering the village and its wonders without any obligations or nuisances.
14 February 2017