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Egypt’s Ramses II collection opens in Australia, biggest in 200 years

The traveling exhibition "Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs" goes Down Under after stops in the United States and Paris to promote Egyptian tourism.
Bust of Ramses the Great.

A major exhibition on Ramses II, one of Egypt’s most powerful and influential pharaohs, was officially inaugurated in Sydney this week in the biggest show for the Australian Museum in 200 years. 

A delegation from Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities led by Mustafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, attended the ceremony and press conference, the ministry said in a statement.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Waziri praised the Australian Museum for the effort it made in being able to host the exhibition, “Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs,” and called on the people of Australia to visit Egypt to enjoy its rich history and ancient civilization.

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