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Egypt sends antiquities abroad on tourism-boosting tours

As Egypt finds new ways to promote tourism in the time of the coronavirus crisis, the Czech Republic is hosting an exhibition of Egyptian antiquities found by a Czech archaeological mission.
A picture taken on September 9, 2017 shows small funerary statues carved in wood, clay and limestone recovered at the site of a newly-uncovered ancient tomb for a goldsmith dedicated to the ancient Egyptian god Amun, in the Draa Abul Naga necropolis on the west bank of the ancient city of Luxor, which boasts ancient Egyptian temples and burial grounds.
The finds at the tomb of "Amun's Goldsmith, Amenemhat", which dates back to the New Kingdom (16th to 11th centuries BC), also contained a sculpture carved in

As Egypt works to revive its tourism sector amid the coronavirus crisis, the government is promoting Egyptian antiquities abroad with an archaeological exhibition called “Kings of the Sun” in Prague, Czech Republic.

The exhibition, which will run from Aug. 30 until Feb. 7, 2021, will display 90 artifacts unearthed by the Czech archaeological mission working on the site of Abu Sir in Giza governorate. Chief among these treasures is the head of a statue of King Ra-Nefer-F.

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