The students touring the museum - ET
CAIRO - 12 December 2019: A multinational delegation of students from the Islamic Mission City of Al-Azhar University visited the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Al-Fustat.
This came on the sidelines of the students' visit to Egypt to attend the World Youth Forum 2019 in Sharm El-Sheikh.
General Supervisor of the museum Ahmed el-Sherbiny explained that the delegation includes students from India, Indonesia, Senegal, Cambodia, Thailand and Pakistan, and that the museum is always keen to organize such visits as part of the social and educational activities for multinational students.
Sherbiny further stated that the museum curators took the students on a tour in the museum. The tour included the museum's various exhibition halls, which contain treasures of Egyptian crafts from different ages and that the students expressed their admiration of the museum.
It is worth noting that the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization is currently finalizing the preparation of two new halls to be opened soon. These are the Royal Mummy Hall, which will receive the royal mummies in a majestic procession during the next few months from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, and the Main Exhibition Hall that spans over an area of 2300 square meters, portraying the most important features of Egyptian civilization throughout the ages, including the prehistoric, Pharaonic, Greek, Roman, Coptic, Islamic, modern and contemporary civilizations.
Yerina Yukova, the former director-general of UNESCO, opened a temporary exhibition hall in the museum in 2017 illustrating four traditional crafts in ancient Egyptian history: Jewelry, pottery, fabric, and wood.