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Video: CNN Travel Trends Segment Features Red Sea Mountain Trail

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Earlier this week, CNN broadcast a promo on Egypt’s Red Sea Mountain Trail during its Travel Trends segments, the video that featured the founders of the trail mountaineer Omar Samra and British adventurer Ben Hoffler. 

The trail has also recently made it to Time’s magazine list of World’s Greatest places, as it gives the chance for explorers to discover the hidden gems of the area.

The Red Sea Mountain Trail lies Hurghada so travelers can both enjoy the beaches in addition to a good adventure. Also worth mentioning is that Hurghada is classified among the world’s top 25 travel destinations by Trip Advisor.

Minister of Tourism Rania al-Mashat said that adventure travel has been one of the fastest growing tourism as it is becoming widely popular among the youth and occupying a large percentage of the world’s tourism, which is why this Trail sets high hopes and a great deal to Egypt.

 

 

 

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Archaeologist Zahi Hawass to Reveal the Causes of King Tut’s Death

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Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass announced that more information will be revealed soon regarding the death of the golden king Tutankhamun using DNA tests.

Currently, the exhibition of King Tut at the Grande Halle La Villette in Paris broke records for being the most visited expo. In an interview with Italia 1 channel, Hawass revealed several facts about King Tut’s family.

He announced that his father is King Akhenaten and that his mother’s mummy is located at tomb number 35 where Tutankhamun’s grandmother, Tiye was buried.

Hawass then revealed that King Tut suffered from malaria and that his blood flow couldn’t reach his feet. But can this be a cause of his death? We still have to wait for the reveal in 2020!

Finally regarding the event we look forward to, Hawass added that the scrip for Opera Tutankhamun has been prepared and is ready to be presented in line with the grand opening of the Great Egyptian Museum next year.

Tutankhamun was born in the 18th Dynasty and is the 12th pharaoh of that period.

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Mohammed Ali Palace to Be Reopened in June 2020

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Yesterday, Mustafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities toured Prince Mohamed Ali Pasha Palace in Shubra ahead of its scheduled reopening in June 2020. 

Waziri’s visit was to follow up on the restoration process taking place which according to him has so far reached a total cost of EGP 194 million, he also pointed out the many significant events that the palace had witnessed before and is soon to relive.

During the inspection tour, Waziri highlighted the masterpiece that is the museum as it dates back to 200 years ago and is a merger between Western and Islamic styles of art.

Mohamed Ali Palace is a true archaeological gem that combines the European look but with the spirit of Islamic architecture planning, the palace also houses a unique collection of paintings showing Mohamed Ali and various family members.

The palace is currently undergoing several restoration projects including constructive and architectural restoration, interior restoration and harmonization of the entire landscape. These projects began five years ago and fortunately are almost over without any losses after having faced several issues.

 

 

 

 

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Zahi Hawass Inaugurates Museum of Archaeological Models of King Tut in Brazil

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Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass has inaugurated the Museum of Archaeological Models of King Tutankhamun that was held earlier in Curitiba, Brazil.

Hawass has supervised the establishment of the museum alongside the Italian photographer Sandroi Vanini.

The inauguration took place in the presence of the Mayor of the city and Egyptian Commercial Advisor Mohammed al-Khatib, several political and cultural figures and thousands of citizens.

The museum showcases archaeological models that reflect and highlight the story of the great pharaoh Tutankhamun, these models were purchased from workshops of the Ministry of Antiquities.

The museum showcased models of military wheels, cabins, king’s throne and many photographs and films were also put in display in order to show the rich history behind every piece.

According to Hawass, the museum is expected to boost the Brazilian tourism in Egypt, and that is by promoting for the safety of Egypt, its heritage and rich history.

In light of the inauguration, Hawass held an intentional press conference which saw a large number of journalists, in the conference, Hawass spoke about the soon to open Grand Egyptian Museum and also the Tutankhamun Opera.

 

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