Tanta Museum - Youm7 Archives
CAIRO - 12 August 2019: The Ministry of Antiquities announced the completion of developing and restoring Tanta Museum in preparation for its opening at the end of August 2019.
WaadAbulEla, head of Projects Sector at the Ministry of Antiquities,told the press that the completion of the structural development and restoration of the National Museum of Tanta in the province of Gharbia will be in August, within the ministry's plan to develop and open closed museums throughout the country.
The Ministry of Antiquities exposed that 99 percentof the museum's exhibition work has been completed. Furthermore, the museum will display a collection of artifacts that includesa statue of architect Imhotep, an icon of the Virgin Mary and a statue of the god Osiris.
Tanta Museum will showcase 8579 artifacts from the Pharaonic, Roman and Greek eras.
Tanta Museum is the only archaeological museum in the province and was closed 18 years ago.
The development work inside Tanta Museum included the renovation of the museum building, its structural treatment, and the installation of two new showcases. The museum display committee also changed its display scenario.
The museum's building consists of five floors, the first floor is dedicated to services, the second and third floors to displaying various artifacts, the fourth floor consists of the administrative offices of the museum staff, while the fifth floor has a lecture and conference rooms.