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Celebrating Afcon: Exhibit highlights Egypt’s sports through ages

An exhibition of Egypt's sports heritage in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo shows that sports was clearly for all in Egypt — from rulers to women.

A statue of King Tutankhamun holding a javelin in his right hand and a bronze chain in his left greets guests at the exhibit “Sports Through the Ages” at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

The exhibit, which will run until Aug. 20, pays homage to Egyptian sports heritage as the country hosts the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). The cup, which began June 21, runs to July 19; it is being held in six stadiums in the governorates of Cairo, Suez, Alexandria and Ismailia.

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