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Dec 02, 2019

President Áder recognizes the work of Hungarian archeologists in Egypt

The president said Hungarian researchers who have been working on excavations in Egypt for several generations have gained recognition for Hungarian archeology as a whole.

President János Áder has recognized the work of Hungarian archeologists in Egypt.

While visiting the excavation site of the Theban Necropolis on Saturday, the president said Hungarian researchers who have been working on excavations in Egypt for several generations have gained recognition for Hungarian archeology as a whole.

According to MTI, President Áder said Hungarian archeologists have been conducting excavations in Egypt since 1907 and have been continuously present at the site of the ancient city of Thebes, one of the world’s largest archeological areas, located near Luxor, since 1983.

The president also met with Coptic Christian church leaders in Egypt on the first Sunday of advent. During his talks with Bishop Silvanus, the head of the St. Pachomius monastery of Luxor, he discussed the persecution of Christians and the situation of Coptic Christians in Egypt.

“Christians have to suffer because of their faith in many parts of the world,” President Áder said, adding that in recent years “we have put our heads in the sand, pretending that the problem is non-existent”.

President Áder said Egypt’s current president, Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi provides protection to members of the Coptic community. He has helped rebuild the destroyed churches and is the first of Egypt’s presidents to celebrate with the Christian community every Christmas since his election.

The president added that Egyptians are also grateful for the assistance given by the Hungarian state to the families of the victims of the bloody terror attack of 2016.

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