The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat received Ambassador Kim Yong-hyun, Ambassador of the State of South Korea in Cairo, and Oh Sung, Cultural Counselor of the South Korean Embassy, and their accompanying delegation, where they were received by Dr. Ahmed Ghoneim, CEO of the Museum Authority.
At the beginning of the visit, Dr. Ahmed Ghoneim welcomed the guests and congratulated the ambassador on assuming the duties of his new position as ambassador of his country in Cairo. He also introduced the ambassador and his accompanying delegation to the museum, its cultural and knowledge role, and its status as an archaeological, scientific and recreational tourist destination. Dr. Ahmed Ghoneim also gave the ambassador a souvenir gift.
Then, Mohamed Abdel Shafi, Director of the Restoration and Conservation Center at the Museum, took them on a tour inside the Restoration Center, and gave them a detailed explanation of the Restoration Center, its laboratories, and the important role they play in preserving and preserving antiquities.
The guests completed the visit with the escort of the museum’s chief archaeologist, Muhammad Mukhtar, who took them on a tour inside the museum, which included the reception building and the area overlooking Lake Ain al-Hayat, the two central exhibition halls and the royal mummies.
At the end of the visit, Ambassador Kim Yong-hyun expressed his admiration for the treasures he saw inside the museum, which are characterized by richness and historical diversity, and his happiness at the museum’s progress in the field of preserving, studying and restoring antiquities, stressing his country’s keenness to provide all cultural and artistic cooperation between the two countries. sides.
The idea of establishing the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization dates back to 1982 when UNESCO announced an international campaign to establish the National Museum of Civilization and the Nubia Museum in Aswan. Until 2005, and the foundation stone for the museum building was laid in 2002, after the excavation work carried out in 2000. The museum was officially opened on April 3, 2021.