Since its reopening in May, following a short pause on account of COVID-19 conditions, tickets for the Egyptian exhibition “Kings of the Sun” in the Czech capital Prague have sold out till 6 June 2021. The exhibition had opened in August 2020 by Khaled El-Anany, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš.
According to Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, the exhibition is the first for Egyptian antiquities in Prague, and includes the largest collection of antiquities of the Old Kingdom (2700 – 220BC) to be displayed outside Egypt.
Around 400 people visit the Prague exhibition every day, Ibrahim Mustafa, the archaeologist accompanying the exhibition, said. He explained that they are divided into six groups, each group visiting for about 105 minutes. All hygiene and safety regulations, all COVID-19 restrictions, are observed during the visits, he said
The exhibition opened in tandem with the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the archaeological work of the Czech mission in Abusir, Egypt. It includes 90 artifacts from the excavations of the Czech mission in the archaeological area of Abu Sir, including the head of a statue of King “Ra-Nefer-Ef”, and Old Kingdom statues of a writer, and senior statesmen and employees. The display also features a collection of canopic jars and 10 faience ushabti figurines.
30 May 2021