8 December 2012

Egypt: Museum Receives Visitors Normally Despite Protests

The Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo has received visitors as usual despite protests and rallies in nearby Tahrir Square, said Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim on Friday 07/12/2012.

In statements while making an inspection tour of the museum, he added that the museum received yesterday up to 550 visitors from different countries.

His tour was aimed at making sure the museum is not affected by the current political situation in Egypt after a recent constitutional declaration by President Mohammed Morsy caused much controversy.

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