The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities conducted the last experience of firing a Ramadan cannon again after a pause of about 30 years, from the square of the Police Museum in Salah El-Din Castle in Cairo.
The ministry restored the cannon to start it again, starting from Tuesday, the first of Ramadan, to notify the fasting people of the time for breaking the fast.
Assistant Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Iman Zidan, to develop museums and archaeological sites, explained that “the restoration work of the cannon came within the framework of the ministry’s plan to raise the efficiency of tourism services in museums and archaeological sites, including the Citadel of Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi.”
She added, “The cannon will strike again at sunset and at the time of breakfast every day throughout the month of Ramadan, to ensure the preservation of the archaeological heritage of the castle, and at the same time keep up with the use of modern technology by firing a laser beam next to the cannon to reach a far distance.”
The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mustafa Waziri, stated that the restoration work of the cannon included removing the layer of rust formed on its body and cleaning it from the inside.