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British supermodel Naomi Campbell visits Egypt
Published in Ahram Online on 24 - 01 - 2021

Naomi Campbell paid a short visit to Egypt to enjoy its warm winter and meet renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass to learn more about the details of the recent discoveries at the Saqqara Necropolis in Giza.

As a big lover of the Ancient Egyptian civilization, British supermodel Naomi Campbell who is of African origins, said she was very curious to meet Hawass.

The pair met and talked for two hours about the new archaeological discovery of tombs and a temple near the pyramid of King Teti at the Saqqara Necropolis outside Cairo.

At one of Cairo's hotels overlooking the Nile, the meeting was attended by the famous Nigerian journalist Andoka, as well as tourist experts Amr Badr and Magdy Anis.

Hawass said that the famous model arrived in Egypt especially for her love for the Egyptian Pharaonic civilization, and that she is the first to come to Egypt to see the first archaeological discoveries in 2021.

The remains of a royal funerary temple, painted coffins, mummies, masks, statues, stelae, toys, and a chapter from the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead were all among the spectacular new discoveries unveiled at the Saqqara Necropolis.

Hawass, a former antiquities minister, who has been leading the archaeological work at the Saqqara Necropolis, told Campbell that the discovery is re-writing the history of Saqqara and in particular the saga of the 18th and 19th dynasties of the New Kingdom when King Teti was worshipped and the citizens at the time were buried around his pyramid.

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