PARIS – The Ramses and Gold of the Pharaohs exhibition, which was scheduled to close doors in Paris on September 6, will be extended till September 10, according to the official website of the fair.
The extension decision was taken to allow more fans of the Egyptian civilization to have an eye on treasures of King Ramses, the website said.
The fair showcases the sarcophagus of Ramses II among many of Ancient Egypt’s greatest treasures. It is the first time in nearly 50 years that the sarcophagus of Ramses is displayed in Paris.
Paris is the third stop for the exhibition after touring two states in the United States of America.
Since its opening in Paris on April 7, the exhibition drew 750,000 visitors.
The exhibition includes 181 unique artifacts that show some of the holdings of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir dating back to the era of King Ramses II, some artifacts from the discoveries of the Egyptian mission in the Bubastion area in Saqqara, and some of the distinctive characteristics of the ancient Egyptian civilization, especially in the Middle Ages, modern and even late times through a group of Statues, ornaments, cosmetics, paintings, stone blocks decorated with inscriptions, and statues of deities in the form of birds and animals, in addition to some colored wooden coffins.