President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inaugurated Sohag National Museum on Sunday, August 12, in the presence of Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anani, and other senior state officials, Invest-Gate reports.

Built over 6,500 square meters, the EGP 72 mn museum consists of six halls, showcasing about 1,000 pieces, Egypt’s State Information Service (SIS) quoted Al Anani as saying.

Al Anani noted that the construction of the project has started in 1993, yet it was suspended in 1996, then resumed in mid-2016.

He highlighted that the Antiquities Ministry managed to reopen Malawi Museum in 2016 after being destroyed by terrorists in 2013, confirming that Sohag has 60 archaeological sites.