CAIRO: Several kings, presidents, leaders, senior officials and diplomats packed their bags following their participation in the COP27 summit in Sharm El-Sheikh and headed to Egypt’s archaeological sites, most notably the pyramids and the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Cairo.
Saint Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai received many VIPs, notably Andri Anastasiades, Cypriot first lady.
The pyramids and the museum were visited by Mark Brown, president of the Cook Islands, Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, and Tupou VI, king of Tonga.
The Cairo museum was visited by actress Stephanie Boers and a high-profile Indonesian delegation, headed by its vice president. Previously, the museum also received Greek and Cypriot delegations.
Spain’s Sofia visited the museum along with her delegation. She was given a tour of the site by director Ahmed Ghoneim.
She was briefed about the artifacts, including a dye that dates back to the Fatimid period.
The Spanish royal visited the area overlooking Lake Ain Al-Sira and the open theater.
Ghoneim took her to the various halls of the museum and showed the priceless artifacts that tell the history of Egyptian civilization from prehistoric times to the modern era.
She was also briefed about the museum’s cultural and heritage activities, events and art exhibitions.