The Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning actor arrived in the Egyptian capital on Sunday and has filmed in Cairo’s al-Hussein neighbourhood which hosts one of Egypt’s famous mosques and in the nearby Khan al-Khalili bazaar, one of the most popular tourist spots in Old Cairo, the Tourism Ministry said in a statement.
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Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman, 78, in Egypt to ‘immerse himself in Egyptian culture’ and traditions for a new National Geographic documentary. The documentary, aptly titled ‘The Story of God’.
Story of God’ is a documentary that follows the 78-year-old actor as he immerses himself in different religions and traditions from across the world. Freeman is expected to explore ancient Egyptian faith and will be shooting a number of scenes at ancient Egyptian sites during his visit to Egypt. It remains unclear whether Freeman will be travelling to other parts of Egypt.
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Freeman, who was photographed while filming along the Nile River in downtown Cairo, is expected to visit a number of historical sites in Egypt including Khan El-Khalili, The Citadel of Saladin, Tahrir Square, and of course the Great Pyramids of Giza.
Freeman is yet to visit Saqqara, a large burial ground with several pyramids, Aswan, Luxor and Madinet Habu, where the Temple of Amun and Temple of Ramsis III are located. His five-day agenda also includes a Nile cruise.
Pictures of Freeman in Cairo’s street were met by Egyptian social media users with much excitement.
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Morgan Freeman & Jack Nicholson are now in Cairo for a movi for National Geographic called "The story of gods" pic.twitter.com/9iHsb8NNvJ
— EgyptTravelGateway (@Egyttravel) October 20, 2015
DROP ELECTIONS ASIDE MORGAN FREEMAN IS IN CAIRO DOING SOMETHING. pic.twitter.com/vXTKvLmAqw
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In August, the Egyptian government announced that global marketing and advertising agency J. Walter Thomposn (JWT) has won a three-year contract to push a global marketing campaign for Egyptian tourism worth $22 million annually, starting this month.
Egypt’s Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou said the Hollywood actor’s stay in Egypt is being coordinated between the Egyptian government and the organising company.
Zaazou is due to meet the American movie star at the site of the Giza pyramids and the Sphinx to “support” and “promote” cultural tourism, the ministry said. Freeman’s agenda in Egypt includes a Nile cruise and a visit to Luxor, which hosts the Valley of Kings and is home to the ruins of Ancient Egyptian temples and monuments which constitute one third of global antiquities