During the 49th edition of the Cairo International Book Fair held this month, the Ministry of Antiquities has set up a special programme for children. The programme, which was given the title “Leave them with us and enjoy your time”, aims at promoting antiquity awareness of children while their parents browse through the various pavilions at the fair. Ayman Ashmawi, who heads the Ministry’s Antiquities Awareness Department, says that the children’s programme includes workshops to teach about Egyptian language, a contest about the pyramids, and a simulation of archaeological excavation.
The 49th edition of the Cairo Book Fair, which is held annually at the Cairo exhibition grounds in Nasr City, Cairo, runs till mid-February. Alongside its activity as a fair for books, it acts as a venue for a plethora of cultural activities, seminars and book signing events.
11 February 2018