Egypt is preparing to open the first, and largest, factory of archaeological reproductions in the Middle East in early 2021, under the supervision of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, to guarantee its archaeological property rights for its ancient heritage, while fighting poor quality reproductions made in China.
The factory includes units for manual and mechanical production, to raise the efficiency of production, in addition to a line for wood and carpentry to produce all woodwork, and lines for moulds, sculpture, printing, drawing and coloring.
The factory was established in the industrial zone of Obour City in cooperation with the Egyptian Treasures Company.
Every antique reproduction that will be produced at the factory will bear a special stamp of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and a certificate stating that it is a reporduction, in addition to a barcode placed for easy identification, which contributes to protecting the unit’s products from counterfeiting.