Ever get the urge to take a picture next to a statue of King Tut in a museum, or perfectly position the frame so you're in the arms of Queen Nefertiti? You'd normally need to shell out a bit of money to make that happen, but the Ministry of Antiquities just announced that visitors of all Egyptian museums can take photos using cell phones for free, effective August 1st.
The decision is to promote Ancient Egyptian civilization and boost tourism, according to a statement by the Head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. When people take pictures inside an Egyptian museum and post them on social media, it's basically free publicity and an excellent way to promote the country's rich history.
No flash photography, please. Seriously.