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Will Smith in Cairo to Explore Egypt’s Collateral Beauty

With nine of his family members, Hollywood superstar Will Smith, arrived in Cairo on Sunday 5/3/2017 coming from Morocco to visit tourist sites in Egypt.

Early this morning Will Smith and his family paid a visit to the Giza Plateau where they met renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawass, who guided the family on a tour around the Sphinx and inside the Great Pyramid of Khufu.

Hollywood’s superstar had breakfast at the pyramids before taking a two-hour tour of the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza. Hawas and Smith met before dawn and got to witness the sunrise above the pyramids.

Will Smith and his family with Hawass before The Sphinx. Photo courtesy of Hawass

The tour included members of the Ministry of Antiquities, including Ashraf Mohy El-Den, director-general of the Giza Plateau, who described Smith’s amazement while exploring the area.

“Smith was impressed with the Pharaoh’s legacy, and he stated that he was obsessed with it ever since he was a little kid and always dreamed of being an Egyptologist in order to discover the secrets of the Pharaohs,” quoted archaeologist and Egyptologist Ashraf Mohie El-Din, the official in charge of the Pyramids plateau who also accompanied the Hollywood star during the visit, as saying.

Will Smith taking a selfie with Tutankhamun Golden Mask at The Egyptian Museum
Will Smith taking a selfie with Tutankhamun Golden Mask at The Egyptian Museum

Smith and his family took photos in front of the pyramids, hoping to come back again as soon as possible.

Social Media buzz over Will Smith visit:

Egyptians couldn’t hide their excitement over The Legend’s visit to the Egyptian land:

Will Smith will also visit the national museum in downtown Cairo, before he starts a trip to Luxor and Aswan, to see the relics of Pharaonic Egypt.

Angela Merkel and Sisi at the Egyptian Pyramids
Angela Merkel and Sisi at the Egyptian Pyramids

The Hollywood star’s visit came two days after The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel night dinner at the only remaining Ancient World Wonder and two weeks after Argentinean superstar and FC Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi visited Egypt in an effort to promote Hepatitis C treatment tourism.

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