Our antiquities are not for rent or sale: minister
By AHMED ABDEL RAHMAN
CAIRO: Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim rejected rumors of an offer by a regional company to implement development projects in Egypt’s archeological areas.
In a statement to the Manshet program on the ONTV channel, Ibrahim said that Egyptian antiquities are not for rent or sale, and do not belong to the ministry.
Ibrahim added that antiquities are owned by all Egyptians and are considered part of humanity’s heritage. “The antiquities are not vulnerable to negotiations,” he said.
He also denied rumors of an offer by a regional company to establish developmental projects in archeological areas including the Saladin Citadel of Cairo, Luxor temples and Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria.