Khaled el-Enani, Egypt's Tourism & Antiquities Min. in Museum of Egypt's Capitals in the New Administrative Capital - photo via Egypt's Min. of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO – 2 December 2020: Egyprt's Minister of Tourism & Antiquities Khaled el-Enani and Advisor to the President of Egypt for Financial Affairs Mohamed Amin visited the Museum of Egypt's Capitals in the New Administrative Capital, to follow up on its latest developments.
Amin was accompanied by Head of the Supreme Committee for the Museum’s Display Scenario Ali Omar, Advisor to the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for the museum exhibition and members of the committee Mahmoud Mabrouk, Head of the Museums Sector Moemen Othman, General Supervisor of the Museum Mona Raafat, Head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri in addition to other ministerial officials.
The visit came to assess the progress of the works inside the museum, and the facilities used to exhibit the artifacts according to the museum display scenario assigned to them.
Recently, the museum received a number of artifacts; including two carpets, one of them is made of wool, with text in the Persian language.
The second carpet has floral and geometric motifs in navy and orange colors.
That is in addition to ceramic pieces that simulate daily life patterns from the ancient Egyptian motifs, a half statue made of bronze for the Khedive Ismail, which enriches the section devoted to the presentation of Islamic and Khedive Cairo and the daily life of these eras.
It is worth noting that the Egyptian Capitals Museum tells the history of the Egyptian capitals through different eras.
It consists of a main hall in which the relics of a number of ancient and modern Egyptian capitals are displayed namely Memphis, Thebes, Tell el-Amarna, Alexandria, Fostat, Fatimid Cairo, Modern Egypt and Khedivial Cairo.
This is in addition to displaying a group of different holdings that represent the patterns of life in each historical period for each capital separately, such as decorative tools, war and fighting tools, the system of government and various correspondences.
The second section of the museum is a wing that represents the after-life to the ancient Egyptians.
This part consists of the Toto cemetery, which was discovered in 2018 in Sohag Governorate, In addition to a hall for mummies, sarcophagi, and showcases that contains canopic vessels, a set of fake doors and alternate heads that simulate religious rituals in ancient Egypt.
The museum’s display will utilize modern technology, as the exhibition halls are equipped with screens displaying an interactive panoramic film "multimedia" to display the history, sound and image, and an illustration of the shape of each of the ancient Egyptian capitals, the subject of the show, the nature of residential architecture, its religious buildings, and its most famous landmarks, to add a new creative touch aiming to attract more visitors and tourists and refining their experience.