Egyptian tourist sites to reopen this weekend

Egyptian tourist sites to reopen this weekend

Egypt’s main tourist sites will reopen on Sunday, the country’s new minister of antiquities has announced. Zahi Hawass has confirmed that ‘all of the Pharaonic, Coptic, Islamic and modern sites’ will open again after they were deemed safe by security police, according a eTurboNews. “Dr. Hawass stated he hopes tourists from around the world will soon return to Egypt,” the statement said. However, the sites have been hit by looting and robberies. The statement revealed that the tomb of Hetep-Ka, Saqqara and Cairo University have been broken into and some items have been stolen from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. “There have also been many reports of attacks on archaeological lands,” said Hawass’ statement.

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