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Egyptian civilization seminar to take place in Malawi Museum

Tue, Oct. 3, 2017
CAIRO – 3 October 2017: The Malawi Museum has organized a cultural seminar titled, “Egyptian Civilization between Past and Present,” which takes place on Tuesday, October 3 at 11 a.m.

Elham Salaheldin, the head of the museums sector took part in the Ministry of Antiquities' celebrations commemorating the great victory of the 6th of October war through this seminar.

The symposium which is to be given by Ahmed al-Leithy, the museum director, revolves around the history of the most important Egyptian victories and in Egyptian civilization throughout the ages, in order to introduce young people to their history and connect them with their Egyptian identity.

Malawi National Museum was founded in June, 1962, in Malawi village, Minya governorate, Upper Egypt, in the era of the late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser.

The museum contains an important collection of Ancient Egyptian artefacts. It houses a lot of pieces from nearby sites like Tuna al-Gebel and Hermopolis. The displayed objects in the museum include animal mummies and statues.

In August 2013, following the dispersal of the Rabaa and Nahda sit-ins, pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters stormed the Malawi Museum, leaving it almost completely looted. But after three years of renovation, the Malawi National Museum stands in an even better shape than before. A total of 1,090 artefacts were stolen, and about 48 other pieces were destroyed as they were too heavy for vandals to carry.

The stolen objects include coins, jewels, and statues dating from the beginning of Egyptian history to the Islamic period. Now, the museum contains more than 1,000 objects, 503 of which are new pieces that were added after renovations
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