2022 is the year of the jubilee, and Egypt is celebrating their biggest archaeological achievements with a series of major celebrations and events.
Egyptology stans rejoice. 2022 is the year of the jubilee, marking the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb and the 200th anniversary of the deciphering of the Rosetta stone. Egypt is writing history all year with a slew of major tourist events in the pipeline.
Solar Alignment Celebration at Abu Simbel
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is organising a grand international music festival to celebrate the bi-annual cosmic event, when the sun shines through the corridor of the Abu Simbel temple to align on the Holy of Holies.
Saqqara Archaeological Discovery Special Ceremony
An all-Egyptian mission uncovered a new archaeological discovery in Saqqara and will finally share with the world the juicy details in a special ceremony in March.
Stefano Ricci 50th Anniversary Fashion Show in Luxor
Famed Italian fashion designer Stefano Ricci is pulling out all the stops for the 50th anniversary of his brand in front of the Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor.
Opening Ceremony of Muhammed Ali Pasha’s Palace
‘Egypt’s Versailles’ is lauded for its lavish furnishings and antiques. Following months of rigorous restorations, the palace is set to finally open its doors with an official ceremony in the first quarter of 2022.
Inauguration of Greco-Roman Museum in Alexandria
Following a ten-year hiatus, the Greco-Roman Museum in Alexandria is set to reopen its doors later in 2022, giving visitors a look into its massive collection of precious artefacts starting from 630 BC and ending with the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century.
Inauguration of Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)
Inarguably the most anticipated event of the decade for Egypt, the opening of the GEM will be celebrated over a several-day long celebration that’ll put the Pharaohs' Golden Parade to shame.
Inauguration of Capitals Museum in New Administrative Capital (NAC)
Although the opening date is still ambiguous, the Capitals Museum in the City of Arts and Culture will be inaugurated this year, showcasing antiques and monuments from Egypt’s most historically significant cities including Memphis, Thebes, Tell El-Amarna, Alexandria, Fustat, and Cairo.