Participants of the Nasser Fellowship visit the the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization(NMEC)
Today, Friday, NMEC in Fustad hosted the youth delegations participating in the third edition of Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership. This came as a part of the 10th day activities of the Fellowship, organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports headed by Dr. Ashraf Sobhi under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic; with the presence of: Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Hassan Ghazali, General Coordinator of the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership, and a group of leaders from the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Participants of the Nasser Fellowship were introduced to the Museum centring major Historical monuments, such as: The Citadel of Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi, and the Complex of Religions, the ruins of the city of Fustat, the first capital of Islamic Egypt. In the Museum, the youth delegations made a tour that included a detailed explanation of the unique antiques of the museum, and the activities and services offered to visitors. The museum has become one of the most famous museums in the world, especially after the extraordinary event of transporting the royal mummies in a majestic parade from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir.
In a tour inside the Central Exhibition Hall and the Royal Mummies Hall, the museum officials accompanied the participants as they were being introduced to the unique antiques of the museum, especially the royal mummies, alongside other antiques reflecting the richness of the long established Egyptian civilization.
During their tour, participants in the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership expressed their happiness to visit the NMEC, as well as, taking a close look at the royal mummies which they followed its transfering process in a majestic parade from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir. They expressed their fascination with the the Royal mummies, and the antiques displayed in the museum reflecting the ancient Egyptian civilization through different historical eras. Moreover, they praised the good reception and the furnishing of the museum in the elegant display of royal mummies, and the greatness of the ancient Egyptians in inventing mummification and recently in equipping such a museum. At the end of their visits the participants were keen to take group photos commemorating these visits.
For his part, Hassan Ghazali, General Coordinator of the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership, pointed out that organizing this visit for the participants to the NMEC aims at introducing them to the ancient Egyptian civilization through different historical eras and the evident greatness of the ancient Egyptians , whether in mummification, the establishing of a great civilization, or antiquities and collectibles. This came within the framework of the visits organized for them within the activities of the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership in order to get acquainted with the Egyptian state closely, ancient and modern.
It is worth noting that the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership, in its third edition, aims to create a generation of young leaders from the Non-Aligned Countries with a vision in line with the South-South Partnership. It aims at raising awareness of the role of the Non-Aligned Movement historically and in future, in addition to activating the role of the Youth Network of the Member States of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and networking the most influential young leaders at the level of non-aligned countries and friendly countries.