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Ministry of Antiquities: A New Royal Celebration Hall Discovered

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We come from a 5000-year civilization that is considered the richest civilization around the world with a long history an endless number of monuments and artifacts.

With the latest discovery it seems like we are far from finding and discovering everything that belonged to the pharaoh era.

The ministry of Antiques announced last Saturday that the Ain Shams University archaeological mission has uncovered a royal celebrations hall dating back to the era of Ramses in Matareya district.

Mamdouh Al-Damati, head of excavation, has described the discovery as “one of its kind”, declaring that it was where King Ramses must have celebrated royal events; it is believed that the celebration hall dates back the third transition period, especially the era of the families of the twenty-second and twenty-third.

“it was discovered under the soft brick buildings and the commercial residential area” Said Al-Damati. The celebration hall that is believed to be a part of the royal palace measures  2.90m x 1.90m that consists of limestone tiles and rises 80 cm from the ground.

In addition to the great discovery, a lot of unique artifacts were discovered on the site including a painting of the high priests of the Sun Prince Nept Ma Raa.

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Princess Reema bint Bandar Meets With US Treasury Chief Steven Mnuchin

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Saudi ambassador Princess Reema bint Bandar met earlier with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin where the two of them got to discuss opportunities to further enhance the relationship between the two countries.

The Saudi Arabian embassy in the US said in a tweet that the two senior officials explored “ways to strengthen Saudi Arabia’s close partnership with the United States on countering the financing of terrorism, as well as US support for the Kingdom’s economic reforms.”

Princess Reema assumed her new office earlier this month, and has since met with the political figures of the US in the attempt of strengthening the relationship between the two countries.

She presented her credentials in the presence of US President Donald Trump as the Kingdom’s top diplomat in Washington.

 

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Princess Reema Bint Bandar Meets Donald Trump At The White House

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Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, Princess Reema bint Bandar, has met with President Donald Trump to present her credentials as the Kingdom’s top diplomat in Washington.

“HRH stated that the Saudi-U.S. partnership is essential to the interests of both countries and expressed confidence that the two countries are capable of overcoming any challenges at the regional or global levels,” the embassy said.

The 44-year-old diplomat expressed her enthusiasm on social media, writing, “Looking forward to starting this chapter of my life in Washington DC.”

“Presented credentials today at the White House,” she wrote on Twitter. “Conveyed the well wishes of Kingdom’s Leadership. Looking forward to working on strengthening and solidifying the historic Saudi – U.S partnership.”

Princess Reema Bint Bandar became the 11th Saudi diplomatic representing the Kingdom to Washington since 1945, marking an opening for more women to participate and take roles in government positions.

 

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Main Road in Sharm El-Sheikh Gets Named After King Salman

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According to a report from the Saudi Press Agency, the main road in the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh has been named after King Salman. 

Governor of South Sinai, Khaled Fouda, announced the decision during a ceremony that was held to celebrate the 37th anniversary of Sinai Liberation Day.

Osama Nugali, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador and the Kingdom’s permanent representative to the Arab League, took part in the event where the announcement was made.

He thanked President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and several senior officials, for such a kind gesture and for bestowing the honor on King Salman.

 

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