The opening of Isis Temple after the restoration
The Minister and the Governor listened to a detailed explanation from Mrs. Iman Zidan, Assistant Minister for the Development of Museums and Archaeological Sites, on what has been done to develop tourism services at the temple. She said that explanatory and guiding panels and a map of the governorate's tourist destinations were placed and panels of precautionary measures against Corona Virus. In addition to providing a leaflet on the temple in Arabic and English. A QR code has also been created to transfer the visitor to the page of the Isis Temple on the Ministry's website, for more information and photos Dr. Mostafa Waziry explained that the temple's restoration work included restoring the floors and columns, cleaning the walls from the remains of birds and bats, and placing wire windows to prevent the birds from entering again. In addition to restoring and cleaning the inscriptions at the entrance to the sanctum, removing the soot on its ceiling. In addition to cleaning the existing drawings and colors at the entrance of the temple and the side door, and maintenance of the offering tables in the hypostyle hall. During the inauguration, Dr. Khaled El-Enany thanked the archaeologists and restorers for their great effort in restoring the Temple of Isis, developing and raising its tourism services. He also thanked all Egyptian archaeologists and restorers for their dedication, and their ongoing efforts despite the difficult circumstances of the Corona Virus crisis which resulted in many big archaeological discoveries, in addition to the opening of a large number of important and major archaeological tourism projects, including the establishment and development of museums and the restoration of archaeological sites in various governorates.
This opening comes in line with the visit of the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities to the city of Aswan to launch the initiative "Enjoy Winter in Egypt" on its first day, today, Friday, from Aswan, the southernmost city in Upper Egypt, which also coincides with the celebration of the National Day of Aswan, and the 50th anniversary of the construction of the High Dam. After that, Dr. Khaled El-Enany visited the Nubian Museum, where he met some tourists from Brazil and USA, who said they were happy to be in Egypt, especially Aswan, enjoying its warm weather, see its monuments and learn about the ancient Egyptian civilization. They added that Egypt for them, it is a safe country to visit thanks to the precautionary measures and hygiene safety regulations applied at airports, hotels, restaurants, museums and archaeological sites. The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities also met with the owners of traditional crafts stores in Aswan, who were keen to talk to him and showcase their brightly colored heritage handicrafts that Aswan is famous for. Yesterday, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, the Minister of Endowments, and the Governor of Aswan visited the ongoing development projects in the tourist market area, Al Mahatta Square and the Dora El Nil Plaza. Dr. Khaled El-Enany made sure that his first tour of the city begins with a visit to the old market, to meet with owners of bazaars, and hear about their problems and the challenges they face.