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Egypt's Museums & Archaeological Sites to Run on Solar Power

Select museums and archaeological sites nationwide will switch to solar as part of the COP27 sustainability initiative.

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A new national project will establish solar energy stations at several museums and archaeological sites across Egypt.

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities aims to implement the project at the Manial Palace and Museum, the Giza Pyramids Visitor Centre, the Royal Jewelry Museum, and the Alexandria National Museum, amongst others. The Sharm El Sheik Museum will be the recipient of the first solar power station by the end of September.

The initiative was launched as part of the accords reached at the COP27 Climate Conference in Sharm El Sheikh and will contribute to the preservation and protection of Egyptian cultural heritage.