Wed, 02 Dec 2020 - 02:12 GMT
Matrouh Archeology Museum - ET
CAIRO – 2 December 2020: Matrouh Archeology Museum is the first comprehensive archaeological museum in Matrouh Governorate that includes a large collection of antiquities from different eras.
The story of the Matrouh Archeology Museum date back to the year 2010, when the governorate requested from the Ministry of Antiquities the possibility of using half of the provincial building as a museum.
Indeed, the ministry has agreed and began drawing up a museum display scenario. However, the project stopped due to the events of the January 25, 2011 revolution. The province submitted the request again in 2017.
Matrouh Museum is the first comprehensive archaeological museum in Matrouh Governorate that includes a large collection of antiquities from different eras.
Matrouh Museum was inaugurated in 2018, which is considered the fruit of cooperation between the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, and the Governorate alike.
The total area of the site is about 1560 square meters.
The museum includes a large collection of artifacts, which number about 691 artifacts between Pharaonic, Roman, Greek, Coptic and Islamic.
The idea of the museum revolves around the Matrouh governorate, which combines desert and sea water. The scenario begins with the ground floor of the most important kings throughout the era, who adopted securing the western borders and dealt with the desert, the most important of whom are Ramses II and Alexander the Great, in addition to a group of weapons that represent wars and disciplinary campaigns in Western Sahara.
It displays some pieces that represent the Libyan family that ruled Egypt, and the most important deities of the desert.
As for the second floor, it includes various topics that shape how the Egyptian, through the ages, has dealt with the desert and the sea, portraying the methods of hunting on land and fishing at sea, in addition to commerce, astronomy and the philosophical sciences.
The museum’s exhibition concludes with antiques depicting numerous ages as well as Islamic arts of all kinds.