Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim said on Tuesday 12/2/2013 that the Egyptian Museum has received on Monday 11/2/2013 up to 2,400 visitors of different nationalities.
He denied reports to the effect that security forces were withdrawn from the vicinity of the Museum.
In press statements, the Minister also denied reports that the Museum's security men had set up road blocks at the main gate of the facility in anticipation of storming it by protesters.
Such reports are groundless and bare of truth. They are only meant to cause chaos and intimidate Egyptian and foreign visitors of the Museum, he stressed.
Work inside the Museum is going as usual, he said, adding that the Museum doors were closed down at the usual time.