Photo Saqqara … Salma Al-Shimi released on bail of 500 pounds

6:56 PM

Tuesday 01 December 2020

Books – Saber Al-Mahlawi:

Today, Tuesday, the Giza Public Prosecution ordered the release of Salma Al-Shimi and her photographer on a bail of 500 pounds each, pending investigations into an incident that she filmed “PhotoSession” in an archaeological area.

“Al-Shimi” denied to the prosecution that she had entered the archaeological area in Al-Ahram by stealth, and that she had bought an entry ticket and took several photos. For posting it on her social media accounts without her knowing that filming is against the law.

The security forces arrested Salma Al-Shimi, a photographer of Photography, and a number of antiquities inspectors and security men in Saqqara.

Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, had referred the incident of a girl taking pictures inside an ancient site wearing Pharaonic clothes, and posting them on her social media platforms, to the prosecution. To investigate the incident and take all necessary legal measures.

The Minister stressed the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ constant keenness to preserve the archaeological sites and the history of the ancient Egyptian civilization, and that any person who proves negligence in the right of antiquities and Egyptian civilization will be punished, after the result of the prosecution’s investigations into the incident of filming.

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