Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth Continue the Working Visit to Egypt
Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth started the second day of their working visit in Egypt today, Wednesday March 15, by visiting the archaeological site of El-Kab, a small village located in the south of Luxor.
In El-Kab the Queen and the Princess, accompanied by Wouter Claes, Head Scientific Documentation of the Royal Museums of Art and History of Brussels, toured the Temple of Amenhotep III which was built for the Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Then the Queen and the Princess climbed the Rock of Vultures to admire the petroglyphs, rock paintings and graffiti engraved on the rocks.
In the afternoon Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth moved to the village of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna where they toured Tutankhamun’s tomb accompanied by the Egyptian archaeologist, Zahi Hawass. The tomb of Tutankhamun, the burial place of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, was discovered in 1922.
The last visit of the second day was at the “Lost Golden City of Luxor”, a 3,400-year-old city built by Amenhotep III and discovered in September 2020.
Tagged Crown Princess Elisabeth, Egypt, Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, The Duchess of Brabant.
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