Tue, 11 Aug 2020 - 01:17 GMT
Egypt's Mi. of Tourism & Antiquities during a recent inspection tour to the NMEC in Fustat - Min. of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO – 11 August 2020: The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat is one of the most important projects of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, carried out in cooperation with UNESCO, to become one of the largest museum in Egypt and the Middle East, to present a new vision of the ancient Egyptian heritage.
In the following lines ET will review the most prominent exhibits of the museum.
How is work currently being done at the NMEC?
Work is underway to put the final touches to the main hall's exhibition scenario prior to the imminent opening, in addition to the completion of the exhibition hall of the royal mummies, with its show-cases and lighting system.
Is there a modification in the museum’s display scenario?
Egypt’s Minister of Tourism & Antiquities Khaled el-Anani directed to make some adjustments to the museum’s display scenario and the locations of some of the show cases. This is to enrich the display with more artifacts, especially those dating back to the Islamic and Coptic civilizations.
What are the latest developments in the preparations for transferring the royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat?
Work is in full swing at NMEC to receive the royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir; the royal mummies will soon be transported in a majestic procession.
What are the most prominent exhibits at the NMEC?
Mahmoud Mabrouk, advisor to the minister for the museum display scenario, stated that the most important artifacts exhibited in the museum include the breastfeeding statue and the birth plate from the New Kingdom era, statues of King Amenemhat III in the form of the Sphinx and Thutmose III sitting, a statue of the deity Nilus from the Greco-Roman period, about fifty niches from the Islamic era, in addition to a variety of small statues and amulets made of blue vines and a statue of the ancient Egyptian writer made of red granite.
What story does the museum portray?
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization is considered one of the most important projects that have been carried out in cooperation with UNESCO, to become one of the largest museums in Egypt and the Middle East to present a new vision of the ancient Egyptian heritage.
The museum showcases the richness of the Egyptian civilization from prehistoric times to the present day through exhibiting diverse archaeological and heritage treasures.