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October 21 2012

Egypt reopens Pyramid of Chefren to tourists


Egypt has reopened one of its great pyramids as it attempts to revive a tourism industry hit by last year's uprising.

Antiquities Minister Muhammad Ibrahim reopened the Pyramid of Chefren (Khafre) and six ancient tombs at Giza after a long restoration project.

He said he was keen to stress that Egypt is a safe country for tourists.

The BBC's Jon Leyne in Egypt says visitor numbers have only just begun to pick up after last year's revolution.

The problem, he says, is that many Westerners still see Egypt as something of a war zone.

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