During Eid Al-Adha, many archaeological sites and museums across Egypt witnessed a high turnout from locals and foreigners.
Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said that the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, the Alexandria National Museum, Sohag Museum, and others, received thousands of visitors during the week-long holidays. The Giza pyramids area received nearly 70,000 visitors, and the Salah El-Din Citadel in Cairo, Historic Cairo, and archaeological areas in Alexandria such as Qaitbay Castle, Kom El-Shaqafa, Amoud El-Sawary, and others also received thousands of visitors.
He added that these high statistics reflect the presence of awareness and great passion among Egyptian society for its civilization and its increasing interest in learning about its cultural and historical heritage.
Ahmed Ghoneim, CEO of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, said that the museum received about 25,000 visitors last week, as it provided all services that help in creating an atmosphere of joy and pleasure for its visitors. The museum distributed sweets to its visitors and allowed them to take photos inside the museum (normally banned).
Moamen Othman, Head of the Museums Sector at the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said that the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir witnessed a large turnout of Egyptian and foreign visitors during the week of Eid Al-Adha, exceeding 20,000 visitors.
He noted that the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is keen on raising awareness of tourism and archaeology among citizens.