CAIRO – 29 November 2020: The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization is one of the most important national projects adopted by the state, as it is one of the largest international museums as well as the only museum of its kind in Egypt, the Arab world, the Middle East and Africa.
Egypt’s Minister of Tourism & Antiquities Khaled el-Enani had recently visited several archaeological sites, including the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fostat.
The development works of Ain Sira Lake, the area in front of the museum, the main exhibition hall and the mummies hall were inspected. They will be officially launched soon.
This is in addition to inspecting the museum’s multimedia show, which is an integral part of the display scenario.
The temporary exhibition hall and the glass pyramid were also inspected.
What does the pieces to be displayed in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization reveal?
It expresses all the manifestations of the richness and diversity that the Egyptian civilization enjoyed during the various eras, starting from prehistoric times to the present day, and it will contain among its flanks very rare monuments.
What does the Central Exhibition Hall include?
The Central Exhibition Hall includes the main display of the museum. The visitor can get an integrated idea of the Egyptian civilization and its most important achievements throughout its different eras, starting from prehistoric times through the Pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Coptic and Islamic eras and up to the modern and contemporary ages, in addition to what the Egyptians inherited from the traditional culture or what is known as the popular heritage.
Why was the Mummies Hall executed?
The Mummies Exhibition Hall, which was specially designed to display the mummies of the kings and queens of Pharaonic Egypt, takes the visitor to the atmosphere of the Valley of the Kings, where these mummies were found, in a manner befitting their high status, and preceded by an introductory presentation explaining how the Egyptians practiced the science of mummification and their superiority in it.
What is the Glass Pyramid Hall?
The Glass Pyramid Hall, called the Capital Museum, displays the history of the present-day Greater Cairo. It is located in the glass pyramid that rises above the central display area. Through it, using modern technological methods, the visitor can see all the landmarks of ancient and modern Cairo.
What are the last pieces that the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization received?
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization recently received a double statue of King Merneptah, son of King Ramses II and the fourth king of the Nineteenth Dynasty, in addition to a statue of the deity Hathor, coming from Mit-Rahina. They will be placed on display in the museum’s Central Exhibition Hall.