CAIRO – 15 April 2021: The Mallawi Museum, affiliated to the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, announced that the price of the entry ticket for Egyptian visitors is LE 5. This discount will run until May 15.
The museum had previously been stormed on August 17, 2013 by terrorists, who burned it and looted its contents. It contained approximately 1092 artifacts from different historical eras.
The result of that attack was the destruction of 50 pieces as a result of the violence that followed the dispersal of the Rab'a and al-Nahda sit-ins, and that aimed to destroy the Egyptian civilization.
The archaeologist Sameh Ahmed Abdel Hafeez, an employee at the museum, was martyred while carrying out his work during the attack on the museum in 2013.
The Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities undertook work in full swing to bring the pieces back to life. The relics were transferred to the museum store in Ashmonin, and the processes of re-sorting the remains, pottery fragments and other monuments of stone, marble, wood and plaster began.
After 3 years, specifically on September 22, 2016, the museum was opened again, which is considered a victory for the Egyptian state over chaos, and terrorism.
The process of restoring the museum cost the state LE 11 million, where were distributed among Al-Minya governorate, which provided LE 7.15 million of the governorate's funds. That is in addition to an Italian grant worth LE 4 million in the form of show-cases for the museum within the framework of the debt swap project.
The display scenario inside the museum has been changed to start with a statue of the family, which is the pillar of society. A total of 944 pieces are displayed in the museum.