Below a video showing Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim talking to the guests about Mernptah tomb and a short coversation with Lord and Lady Carnarvon before heading to the tomb itself for opening.
When the Minister of Antiquities got to the tomb for the opening, the area was full of cameramen, reporters and photographers that some of the dignitaries were at the back and couldn’t make get through what make Mr. Mansour Boraik, The head of Upper Egypt Antiquities, say to the media representatives to wait and let the dignitaries in first and go in only 10 at the time as there is not much space inside the tomb which was a good point and should have been pointed out earlier to them but some of the media representatives didn’t like it, retreated away and one of them said “we will stay away and if they want us, they could call us … come on everyone ,we should stick together so don’t go and take photographs or film till they (he meant the officials) demand from us.”
Not many responded to his invitation, anyway, later the officials and ambassadors were giving statements to different TV channels and reporters.
In the program, there was supposed to be 5 minutes of silence standing in front on Tut Ankh Amon tomb which didn’t happen.
After the visit to the boy King’s tomb, H.E. Anne W. Patterson, USA Ambassador to Egypt, had a short interview with Luxor Times magazine Editor, Mena M., You can watch it below.
That’s the end of Part One of the coverage of the 90th Anniversary of the discovery of Tut Ankh Amon’s tomb celebration organised by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism in Co-operation with Luxor governorate.