On his official visit to Cairo, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has visited the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.
The museum, located in the ancient city of Fustat, now part of Cairo, exhibits a unique collection of artifacts telling about the rich history of Egypt. More than 50 thousand items from ancient times to the present day, including mummies of pharaohs, royal thrones and statues, jewelry, as well as household and craft items are collected here.
The President visited several chronological and thematic sections, including the Ancient, Middle, and New Kingdoms, Hellenistic, Medieval, and Islamic periods.
Viewing with great interest in the artifacts of various civilizations that have succeeded each other on Egyptian soil, the President stressed that history and culture are an important means to bring our peoples, who share an equally rich heritage, closer together.
In turn, representatives of the Egyptian side expressed gratitude to the Leader of Uzbekistan for the visit to the museum and noted that the two nations have much in common and that these traditions serve to strengthen bonds of friendship and mutual understanding.
In this context, they stressed the importance of expanding cooperation between museums and historians of the two countries, a joint study of our shared heritage, and the organization of mutual exhibitions.
The President signed the Museum’s Book of Honorary Guests.