Morgan Freeman visits mosque, Khan el-Khalili in Cairo!

Published October 20th, 2015 - 01:52 GMT
Morgan Freeman roams the streets of Cairo for National Geographic. (The Daily Beast)
Morgan Freeman roams the streets of Cairo for National Geographic. (The Daily Beast)

Hollywood's Morgan Freeman has had a busy first day in Egypt.

Rushing from one iconic destination to the next, passerby couldn't believe their eyes when they saw Freeman roaming the streets of Cairo on Monday and again on Tuesday.

But you better believe it. This is just one of many destinations the Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning actor is scheduled to visit over the next few months, and it's all in the name of immersing himself in religious rituals and cultural activities for a new National Geographic documentary titled "The Story of God."

On Monday, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism released a statement stating that "Minister of Tourism Hisham Zazou will meet with the famed U.S. actor at the pyramids in an effort to promote tourism," reported The Cairo Post.

Freeman, 78, has so far visited the areas of Hussein, the famous old market Khan al-Khalili, and Moez Street at around 8am. He also filmed in el-Fishawy cafe, a coffeehouse dating back to the 18th century, reported to All Africa.

Photo: Youm7.

According to The Cairo Post, Freeman is yet to visit important historical sites and cities including Saqqara, a large burial ground with several pyramids, Aswan, Luxor and Madinet Habu, where the Temple of Amun and Temple of Ramsis III are located.

A cruise on the famous Nile, a visit to The Citadel of Saladin and Tahrir Square are also included in the "Dark Knight" actor's five-day agenda.

Photos circulated on social media of the star taking off his shoes before entering Al Hussain Mosque, something Muslims are required to do before going into the mosque for prayers.


Photos: Youm7.

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