In Pics: Final touches placed on Cairo’s Airport Terminal 3 museum ahead of opening

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Mon, 27 Jul 2020 - 01:20 GMT

Well preserved mummy placed in Cairo's Airport Terminal 3 museum - Min. of Tourism & Antiquities

Well preserved mummy placed in Cairo's Airport Terminal 3 museum - Min. of Tourism & Antiquities

CAIRO – 27 July 2020: On July 26, the team working at the Cairo Airport Museum [in Terminal 3] began placing the artifacts according to the museum's display scenario in preparation for its opening soon.

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A well preserved mummy housed in Cairo's Airport Terminal 3 museum - Min. of Tourism & Antiquities official page

 

Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, explained that after its opening, the museum will become a new attraction in Cairo International Airport for visitors, expatriates and transit travelers, pointing out that the museum will display about 70 artifacts that were carefully chosen by the Supreme Committee for Museum Scenarios from several Egyptian museums to reflect the different aspects of the ancient Egyptian civilization over the Pharaonic, Coptic and Islamic ages.

Some of the artifacts placed in Cairo
Part of the artifacts placed in the Terminal 3 museum - Min. of Tourism & Antiquities official Facebook page

 

Moreover, Head of the Museums Sector Moemen Osman said most of the pieces  were in the stores of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, the Suez Museum and the Greco-Roman Museum. The most important among these artifacts are two well-preserved mummies, one dating back to the Roman era with a face covered with a gilded mask and decorated with gilded and colorful drawings, and another dating back to the late era and depicting a man in the Osirian position.

 

Osman further revealed that one of the most beautiful pieces on display is a bronze statue of the winged god Isis wearing the two horns of Hathor with the sun disk in between. The pieces also include a group of canopic vessels and small-sized pieces from the Islamic and Coptic eras, in addition to a group of portraits from the late era. 

Cairo Airport Terminal 3 Museum will be a fabulous opportunity for transit passengers, travelers and tourists to have a first impression of ancient Egypt

Cairo's Airport Terminal 3 Museum will be a fabolous opportunity for transit passengers, travellers and tourists to have a quick glance on ancient Egypt's endless civilization - Min. of Tourism & Antiquities

 

He pointed out that the Airport Museum in Terminal 3 had previously contained 36 artifacts, and was moved to a new location in the same hall for expansion and the introduction of new artifacts to enrich the museum's exhibit. 

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Some of the artifacts placed in Cairo's Airport Terminal 3 museum prior to opening soon - Min. of Tourism & Antiquities official Facebook page

 

Additionally, a new exhibition hall is being prepared and equipped within the passengers’ Terminal 2 of the airport, with an area of ​​approximately 150 meters.

 

 

 

 

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