People often ask me, ‘well, it’s not really as exciting as Indiana Jones, now is it?’
I reply, ‘to an archaeologist, yes, it certainly is!’

— Zahi Hawass

Press Release: Tourist Levels on the Rise

Dr. Zahi Hawass, Minister of State for Antiquities, announced high visitor levels to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo today. Dr. Hawass made it clear that visitor numbers have been increasing day by day in comparison to previous months.

 

 

  “We are very happy to see an increase in tourism and we would like for it to continue,” he said.

 Dr. Tarek el-Awady, Director of the Egyptian Museum, said it was good to see the long queues of tourists today and very promising for the future.

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