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Mallawi Museum El Minya Egypt

Mallawi Museum

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Mallawi Museum located in El Minay which is about 224 kilometer south of Cairo, Egypt. In fact, Mallawi museum reopened on Thursday 22 September 2016. Moreover, the museum has a permanent exhibition of 425 artifacts. Some of them are from the museum former collection. Moreover, the rest selected from El Ashmunine and El Bahnasa storerooms. In fact, the store rooms located at El Minya Museum. The exhibition divided into sections display El Minya residents’ daily life in the ancient times. Moreover, they also display the utensils which used in their houses for cooking. Furthermore, they also display the tools which used for making goods. Moreover, the sections also display the tools which used for cultivation and trading. The Museum includes sections on clay pots and pans, textiles, medicines and writing styles.

In fact, the panels explain the development of tools in the area also displayed. The Ancient Egyptian used natural and artificial light. In fact, the museum also features information about how they used them. The museum also features a jewelry section which displays make-up containers, wigs and necklaces. Moreover, the section of jewelry also displays earrings and bracelets. Ancient Egyptian religious rituals highlighted in the new museum. In fact, it is since El Minya was a main center of the monotheistic religion. This religion introduced by the pharaoh Akhenaten in ancient times. Furthermore, Mallawi museum also features a collection of mummified animals. This section proves that ancient Egyptians worshiped animals and were also fond of them. Concepts of justice, love and eternity also illustrated.

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Mallawi museum also display the funerary collection of Henu. In fact, Henu was one of the region’s ancient nobles. The museum building completely renovated. Moreover, the museum hanged from being a outdoor museum to indoor exhibition halls. Furthermore, a new lighting and security system installed. Moreover, the walls cleaned and polished and the damaged showcases replaced with new ones. The two stores museum building overhauled. Moreover, the museum indoor decoration and design renewed. The new design concept of Mallawi museum provides a broader educational service to visitors. Moreover, the design show how the Ancient Egyptian built a great civilization.

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Solar Boat Museum Cairo Egypt

Solar Boat Museum Cairo

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Solar Boat museum in Cairo located next to the Great Pyramid of Cheops. In fact,  the Solar Boat Museum constructed around 1985 to house the Solar boat of Khufu. When King Cheops passed away and his body mummified, the priests placed his body in this boat. It was to go on a journey. The journey was to visit Heliopolis and other cities before he land in his royal necropolis in Giza. Afterwards, the priests dissembled the boat into smaller pieces. And then, they buried these pieces near the pyramids and titled it as the Boat of Cheops. Solar boat Cairo discovered in the year 1954. It was near the Great Pyramid of Giza. The Solar boat Cairo consists of 1224 pieces of wood. Moreover, the boat is 44 meters long and around 5.9 meters wide. It has 12 paddles.

A compartment that stands upon three circular columns located at the stern of the boat. This compartment has a double ceiling based upon some pillars. Furthermore, it made in the shape of the papyrus plants. The function of this compartment was to protect the captain of the boat against the sun rays. After the discovery of the boat, a certain structure built to preserve the Solar boat Cairo. There were also laboratories to handle the pieces of it. The ancient Egyptians were indeed skillful workers and clever builders. They had the exact location of each piece of wood carved on it. It of course written in the Hieroglyphic language.

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In fact, the different pieces of the solar boat Cairo put in 14 layers. It was also with a layer of rocks in the bottom. In fact, it was to prevent humidity to affect the wooden parts of the Solar boat Cairo. Furthermore, the rocks also protected the pieces of wood against wind and water leakage for more than 24 centuries. Modern scientific studies recently carried out on the wood of the Solar boat Cairo. The wood is indeed 7000 years old before cut and used in the boat. Some scientific theories assert that the age of the solar boat is not less than 12000 years. The boat has twelve paddles. Five of them used for rowing from each side.

Four of them made in the shape of a bayonet. They used by the unseen sailors to protect the boat in its journey to the other world. In fact, this journey to the other world is according to the ancient Egyptian methods. There were also two paddles which used to correct the path of the boat the same way the rudder functions. The boat had a primitive yet intelligent tool. It is to examine the depths where the boat is sailing. Moreover, it was to prevent it from hitting any sand islands or beaches. This tool manufactured in the shape of the two plants. They are the Lotus and the Papyrus. In fact, this tool was also to guide towards the western direction.

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This to unify with the sun rays before it vanishes at the time of the sunset. Scientific studies still carried out until today. They aim to know whether the Solar boat only used as a symbol of the journey or not. The journey of the god Ra, the god of the sun, in his day and night journeys. The sun god Ra used to get benefit from the stars and their position to row. It also used to travel from one place to another. Moreover, it was necessary to establish the museum over the hole where the boat found. In the same time, the museum had to fit with the large size of the solar boat Cairo. In fact, the museum equipped with most modern techniques and technologies. It is also to preserve the solar boat for the new generations.

Furthermore, a complete air conditioning system added to Solar Boat museum in Cairo. It is also to always keep the right temperature and the right degree of humidity. In fact, the museum constructed to contain three floors. It is to enable the visitors to view the boat from three different levels. The solar boat in Cairo put on display in the center of the main hall of the museum. The hall is in the first floor. The boat placed on a base that was around 8 meters higher than the floor. In addition, in the ground floor of the museum, guests can view the bottom of the boat. The Solar boats of ancient Egyptians consist of large ships. They made out of cedar wood.

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They used them in religious rituals during the Pharaohs time. The civil engineer who was in charge of cleaning up the area of the Pyramids of Giza was Kamal Al Mallakh. The supervisor of the cleaning process of the area was Doctor Abdel Men’em Abu Bakr. While finishing their work at the pyramids, they found out what seemed to be a wall. It made out of limestone. After a lot of digging in the ground, they reached the bottom of the wall. They found 42 pieces of rock. They divided into two groups to protect them against any outer dangers or harm. On the 26th of May 1954, the nozzle of the hole where the pieces of the solar boat opened.

Everybody there smelled the distinctive scent of the cedar wood. Doctor Al Mallakh was the first one to view this great archaeological finding. It was when he reflected the rays of the sun inside the hole. He was first one to view the boat and smell its cedar wood. It was after more than 5000 years of buried under the sand. This was why Doctor Al Mallakh has credited to be the discoverer of the solar boat.

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Graeco Roman Museum Alexandria Egypt

Graeco Roman Museum Alexandria Egypt

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Graeco Roman Museum Alexandria built in 1892 as a small building located on Horreya Road. In fact, in 1895 Graeco Roman Museum transferred to the present site near Gamal Abdul Nasser Road. Moreover, it started with eleven galleries and enlarged in later renovation stages. The 25th gallery inaugurated in 1984. In fact, Graeco Roman Museum Alexandria contains indeed a big variety of coins from different countries. They arranged and date back from 630 BC to the Ottoman period in the 19th century. There is a collection which covers the period from the 3rd BC to 7th AC centuries. It indeed is a fascinating record of civilization.

Graeco Roman Museum Alexandria contains hundreds of precious antiques. The most valuable ones or the best areas in the museum are as follows:

Room 1: In this room, we can see the beautiful alabaster Good Shepherd. Its large eyes and flat, regular of the robe is a development from the Coptic style. Moreover, part of the hall displays artifacts from the Monastery of St. Menas, west of Alexandria.

Room 2  also contains many architectural elements from early Christian buildings. Moreover, it also has the central basket capital is a typical Coptic art.

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Room 3 has magnificent collection of metal, silver and gold. The silver torso of Aphrodite dates from the 2nd century. Moreover, there is a varied collection of ancient jewelry with different magnificent colors.

Room 4 devoted to Coptic textiles. They are from some of the finest weavers in the Christian world.

Room 5 is an amazing ancient model of a water cooling system.

Room 6: In Room 6 we can find The Apis Bull. In fact, it found to the west of Pompey’s Pillar. In fact, the statue set up in the reign of Hadrian (AD 117-138). Moreover, this bull represents the most successful imposition of Greek realism upon an Egyptian image. Furthermore, the Serapis Head sculptured with fine white marble. It found near the Pompey’s Pillar. It was one of the Ptolemies’ gods. This god was a blend of Osiris and Apis. A visitor can see fine mosaics an Alexandrine specialty. It also includes one of a ship sailing, done with colored pebbles set in cement. This is the earliest type of mosaic made.

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Room 7 has two headless sphinxes, carved under Amenhemhet IV. They are spectacular. The two headless black basalt statues of Isis in the niches show us a clear example of Isis Knot.

Room 8: This room devoted to mummies and sarcophagi. The visitor can see the difference between the gilded and painted cartonnage of the pharaonic mummies. Moreover, he can also see the ornate diamond bandage of the Ptolemaic ones.

Room 9 dedicated to show pieces of a shrine in the Fayoum. They dedicated to the Crocodile-god, Pnepheros.

Room 11 contains some of the most interesting statues. They are in which Egyptian scenes and techniques portrayed with Greek influences. Moreover, we can see image of divine serpents ” The Agathadaimon Stelae” and their worshipers. Moreover, limestone fragments from a temple at Athribis (Benha) are along the north wall of the room. The god Tutu faces Horus and Athribis with a broken inscription of Greek between them.

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Room 12 contains statues of Graeco-Roman period. A colossal red granite head of Ptolemy IV found at Abuqir, wearing the double crown of Egypt. Moreover, the mosaic of Medusa, once a pavement, originally showed Medusa’s entire body. The most spectacular piece is the colossal white marble statue of Marcus Aurelius. It discovered under the Sayed Darwish Theater. Furthermore, in the same room, we can see a marble statue of Isis. It is as a goddess of the Nile reclining against a sphinx. Her left hand holds a vessel for the Holy Water.

Room 14  filled with portrait heads of famous Romans. They are Hadrian, Vespasian, and Augustus.

Room 16: Contains some of the finest Hellenistic statuary available. The torso of Aphrodite is magnificent . At the end of the hall are a couple of male torsos and female. Moreover, there are also a seated male which belongs to a group of statues. In fact, they carved for a pediment for a palace near the eastern harbor.

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Room 17: Contains some of the best Sarcophagi found. The most unique one shows Ariadne asleep on the island of Naxos. The god of sleep (Hypnos) stands by her head, and behind him lies the boat that brought her from Crete. Her husband, Dionysisu, stands in front of her with his retinue. The rest of the facade shows a drunken Hercules helps homeward.

Room 18: The funerary amphora from Chatby. It dates back to the end of the fourth century BC. Moreover, it still has its artificial wreath of green leaves and golden berries around its neck. Another display is a unique collection of clay Tanagra. Tanagra is an ancient city in the northern part of Greece) figures. This collection spans the 3rd century BC to the 1st century AD. It provides information about women’s fashions, hairstyles, hats and dresses in the ancient world.

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Room 21 contains plenty of pottery and some statues. The statue that stands out in this hall is a Hercules statue. Moreover, it has a club in his left hand. His lion-skin coat is in his right.

Room 22: This hall dedicated to colored glassware. Early in Egypt’s history, the people learned how to make glass. It is indeed a chance to see the early discovery of the fusion of soda and sand. Moreover, at the end of the hall is a beautiful bronze head of Hadrian (76-138 AD). The Sculpture Garden of the museum is full of spectacular statues and artifacts.

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Alexandria National Museum

Alexandria National Museum Egypt

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Alexandria National Museum indeed is one of Egypt’s finest museums. In fact, Alexandria National Museum inaugurated by Previous President Hosni Mubarak on December 2003. Alexandria National Museum located in a restored palace. In fact, it contains about 1,800 artifacts that narrate the history of Alexandria throughout the ages. They are including the Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic and Islamic eras. There are even some more modern pieces from 19th century. They are such as glassware, silverware, chinaware and precious jewels. They provide a sense of the richness of the court of Mohammed Ali and his descendants.

Mummies shown in a special underground chamber (basement) at Alexandria National Museum. Some of the items found during the archaeological underwater excavations in Alexandria. They are now on the same floor as the Greco-Roman artifacts. In fact, Alexandria National Museum housed in the old Al-Saad Bassili Pasha Palace. He was one of the wealthiest wood merchants in Alexandria during his lifetime. Alexandria National Museum located on Fouad Street (Tariq al-Horreyya). It is near to the center of the city. Construction on the site first undertaken in 1926. The palace covers an area of 3,480 square meters. It is a white Italian-style mansion that sits in an expansive garden of rare trees and plants.

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The palace consists of four floors and an underground shelter. The shelter used during World War II air raids. The palace designed by a French engineer who used the Italian styles in its construction. His three store palace was a gathering place. It was for the upper class people of Egyptian society in Alexandria. Moreover, it included notables such as Egypt’s former Prime Ministers, Ismail Sedqi Pasha. It also included and Maher Pasha. This villa sold to the Americans as a consulate in 1960. And thereafter in 1997, purchased by the Ministry of Culture for about 12 million LE. Its conversion to a museum costed another 18 million LE.

The conversion included up to date audiovisual equipment, security and fire protection,. In the preparation of the Alexandria National Museum, the highest of standards has adopted. It is in display techniques and in the design of educational and cultural galleries. Egypt’s museums were not to assume an educational and cultural role. They rather to function as buildings for storing antiquities. The Ministry of Culture began transforming them into places to visitors. It is a cultural message about the varied creative products of the Egyptian civilization. Alexandria National Museum is unique museum in Egypt. The museum is the only one which narrates the history of the people of Alexandria. It is through antiquity.

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Passing through the main gate, one mounts an elegant semi-rounded staircase. It is in view of a life-size Graeco-Roman Period marble statue of a toga clad matron. Crossing a small but decorated foyer. It is with two rows of speckled gray marble columns. One enters Alexandria National Museum proper. One will find symbolic colors used, just as they were during Pharaonic time. They are in a specific arrangement. The Pharaonic section itself at Alexandria National Museum, features dark blue walls. This color meant to portray the journey of the ancient Egyptians. The journey is to their eternal afterlife. In the Greek-Roman Period section, objects set against a sky-blue. They reflecting romance and a lust for life.

The Copts and Muslims share beliefs about heaven. The sections reserved for artifacts from these religious traditions painted green. The artifacts within the museum’s collection not exhibited in the past. They were in storage in various other Egyptian Museums. And thus come from the Egyptian Antiquity Museum, Coptic and Islamic Museums in Cairo. Others are from the Graeco-Roman Museum and Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria. Items from the Pharaonic Period span each critical period. They include the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms. Among the masterpieces on display is a statue of King Menkaure. He is the builder of the third pyramid at Giza.

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There is also a head of a statue of Akhenaton (Amenhotep IV) and a head of Hatshepsut. She is the great female pharaoh of Egypt. There is also a fine statue of a scribe. Moreover, there are also several statuettes of servants which depicted in the midst of daily activities. There are also many offering tables, building tools and statues of deities. There is a replica of a tomb. It is like those in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank at Luxor. It contains one mummy along with genuine funerary equipment. These items include canopic jars, an anthropoid sarcophagi. They contain the mummy, ushabti figures and the deceased private possessions. The tomb meant to provide an overview of the Ancient Egyptian concept of burial and the afterlife.

Alexandria was a Graeco-Roman city of great splendor. There is no scarcity of objects from this period. Among the most noteworthy the painted terra-cotta Tanagra figurines. They are of dressed Greek women. The figurines stand motionless with styled looks. They wearing hats or veils and holding children, fans or pets. From the Roman Period, displays include busts of the Emperor Hadrian. It also has a red granite statue of Caracala. The collection also includes reports from pioneering scientific studies on the human body. They undertaken in Alexandria, complete with marble hands, legs and torsos.

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Alexandria National Museum features a display (on the Graeco-Roman floor) of artifacts. It raised during underwater excavations around Alexandria in recent years. Huge posters feature activities from various underwater sites over the last few years. Here, one finds some of the most important pieces raised from the sea bed. They include a black basalt statue of a high priest in a temple of the goddess Isis. It lifted in 1998, a 2.2 meter granite statue of Isis found in May 2001. There is also the granite stela of King Nakhtnebef. It is an identical copy of the Naucratis stela. It discovered in the Sunken City of Heraklion offshore from Abu Qir. The floor devoted to Coptic and Islamic items. It has a variety of objects from Egypt’s two most prominent religious traditions.

Coptic Christian items include icons of Jesus, Virgin Mary and the Last Supper. They also include tombstones and clothes decorated with golden and silver crosses. Among the Islamic objects a collection of 162 gold and silver coins minted in Alexandria. Many of metal incense burners, chandeliers and decorated pottery. The objects also include doors and Mashrabiya windows inset with geometrical ivory ornamentation. Finally, the lives of Egypt’s former royal family revealed in a collection . Collection include magnificent jewelry, bejeweled gold and silver awards. It also include watches, crystal glasses and vases. It also include gold-plated handbags, rings, necklaces and bracelets.

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The museum has high-tech restoration laboratory for antiquities and electronic security system. It is to preserve these precious objects. A hall in the basement has transformed into an audio visual workshop. It is in which visitors can tour the museum via computer programs . They display every item in the museum from a variety of angles. Use has made of every available space. The old garage for the American Consulate’s staff has converted into a lecture hall. It is also an open air theater for evening performances. The open air theater can accommodate an audience of about 800. The lecture auditorium holds about 150 people. Alexandria National Museum allows cameras. Camera flashes costing 30 LE.

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Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt is one of the oldest museums in the world. In fact, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo has a long history which dates back to the 1825. It was when Mohamed Ali Pasha issued a decree to establish a museum for the antiquities. Mohamed Ali Pasha was the ruler of Egypt at that time. The first location of the museum was in front of the Azabakeya Lake. Azabakeya Lake was between Opera Square and Ataba Square.

The rulers of Egypt in this period did not realize the real value of the antiquities. They also didn’t for ancient historical finds of Egypt. They gave them to the European tourists who visited Egypt. It was in the middle of the 19th century. The rest of the antiquities taken to an abandoned room in the Citadel. The Austrian Archduke Maximilian visited the Citadel. He was fond of the belongings of this room. Khedive Abbas, the ruler of Egypt at that time, gave the Archduke all the items that kept in the room. Afterwards Maximilian took theses antiquities with him to Austria. They are still there until today.

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The recent Egyptian Museum located in Tahrir square. In fact, it is because of the efforts of the great Egyptolog man, Auguste Mariette. Egyptian Museum opened for public in the 15th of November 1902. Situated in front of the main entrance of the Egyptian Museum, a small artificial lake. It has some of the lotus and the papyrus plants. Papyrus is indeed the most important plant for the ancient Egyptians. The papyrus is that green long plant which used by the ancient Egyptians to produce papers. Furthermore, the words “paper” in English and the word “Papier” in French both derived from the word “Papyrus”.

In fact, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities consists of two floors. The ground floor hosts the heavier displays. They are such as coffins, huge statues and also stone carvings. Moreover, the displays of this floor organized according to the historical periods. They are Old Kingdom, Intermediate Period and also New Kingdom. They also include Late Period Gareco Roman Period and the antiquities of the Nubia. The upper floor of the Egyptian Museum houses the lighter displays. The displays include gadgets and also tools. They include also funerary objects, smaller statues, papyrus papers, wooden coffins and jewelry. In addition, they also include jewelry. Moreover, they also include the displays of the Tut Ankh Amun tomb (Tutankhamen’s tomb).

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In fact, displays you must view at the Museum is the Narmer Plate or the Plate of the King Menes. The Narmer Plate is a large plate which made out of stone. It is the only remaining evidence that King Narmer was able to unify the two regions of Egypt. They are Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. The name of the King Menes inscribed at the two sides of the plate. In addition, King Menes portrayed on one side of the plate wearing the long white crown. He is about to beat a war prisoner with his hands. On the other side of the Narmer Plate, also the king portrayed. He wears the two crowns and walking with his followers. This to supervise the process of prosecuting the war prisoner.

The Displays of the Old Kingdom:

The displays of the Old Kingdom in the Egyptian Museum located to the left hand side of the entrance door. They are among the most remarkable among the whole displays of the museum. The Old Kingdom or the Pyramids builders period, is a section of the ancient Egyptian history. The achievements of this period are Pyramids of Giza, Zoser’s Step Pyramid and Dahshur Pyamid. The achievements also include Abu Sir Pyramids. The first capital of a unified Egypt founded by King Menes in the 32 nd century BC. It called Memphis and located nowadays to the South of Giza. In fact, the important Egyptian kings are King Menes, King Zoser and King Senefru. They are also King Chespos and King Khafre. They ruled over the country from Memphis.

In addition, there is a wonderful statue of King Khafre which made out of alabaster. It put on display in the second hall of the ground floor of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. There are also four heads of some of the relatives of the king. They also made out of limestone. The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities has also a collection of attractive smaller statues of servants. They are carrying out their everyday duties and responsibilities. There is also a statue of a woman grinding the grains. Beside her, there is a statue of a man getting the dough ready to produce beer.

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On the other side there is a man grilling a goose and beside him. There is also another man holding a large bag on his shoulder. In fact, these statues found in some of the tombs of the Nobles. They included these servants with them in their burial chambers. This is to serve them in the afterlife as they have served them during their lives. Moreover, the ground floor of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo also has a large collection of coffins. They made from different types of rocks and stones. They have notable decorations and carvings.

There are also the walls of the funerary chamber. They reconstructed after brought from one of the tombs of Sakkara. This piece is the best example of the magnificent art of the 6th dynasty of the Old Kingdom. The guests will view on the walls of the chamber a list of items. They show what the deceased might need in the after life.

The Old Kingdom considered one of the most powerful periods of the ancient Egyptians. This is why the guests will find huge statues that featured with the accuracy in their design and beauty. An example of this, is the wonderful statue of king Khafrae. In fact, it made out of the strong diorite stone. The Egyptian Museum has also a wonderful statue of the old kingdom. The statue is the sycamore wooden which made statue of the “Sheikh of the town”. Furthermore, it is one of the most important figures. The statue dates back to the ancient Egyptian. It still practiced until today.

The Displays of the Middle Kingdom:

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo also comprises ten notable statues that date back to the Middle Kingdom. The ten statues portray the King Senusret I and a king that belongs to the 12th dynasty. In fact, they all made out of limestone. There are also three other statues of Senusret which portrayed as a the god Osiris. They found near the El Lisht. It is an area near El Fayoum. The area is also near to Meidum Pyramid in Beni Suef. The Middle Kingdom period started in Egypt with the fall of the Old Kingdom. It was indeed a negative period of the ancient Egyptian history.

The living conditions of the Egyptians improved. It was in the beginning of the 12th dynasty rule. Moreover, the arts and industries have flourished. Another transition took place in Egypt once again. It is when the nobles fighting among each others. As a result, the living conditions getting worse once more. In fact, all these facts paved the way for the Hyksos to invade the country. The 17th dynasty came to rule over Egypt from Thebes. They started to fight these foreign invaders. It was until the King Ahmose was able to defeat the Hyksos and expel them out of Egypt. Ahmose founded the 18th dynasty, which is the first dynasty of the New Kingdom of Egypt.

The Displays of the New Kingdom:

The 18th dynasty is the first dynasty of the New Kingdom. It is indeed the greatest dynasties that ruled over Egypt. The most important rulers of this period are Queen Hatshepsut and King Amenhotep. They are also Ikhnaton and King Tut Ankh Amun. In fact, there are so many displays in the Egyptian Museum which date back to the New Kingdom. Among these there are several statues of the Goddess Hathour and the god Amun. Without doubt, they are the most famous god of ancient Egypt.

The displays of the New Kingdom also include a large collection of mummification tools. They also include chairs, wooden objects and crowns. Moreover, the displays also include a large collection of statues of gods, kings and queens. In fact, they date back to many different periods in the New Kingdom. There are also many remarkable statues of Queen Hatshepsut. Some of them portraying her in the shape of the Sphinx. The other shows her in the disguise of a man. There are also some notable statues of King Thutmose III, the successor of Hatshepsut. He is one of the most skillful military leaders of ancient Egypt. He called, the Napoleon of Egypt.

Egyptian Museum in Cairo operation hours:

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo opens daily from 9 am till 5 pm.
9:00 AM-2:00 PM during Ramadan month

Egyptian Museum ticket cost:

Egyptian: LE 4 (LE 2, students)
Foreign: LE 80 (LE 40, students)

Royal Mummies Room:
Egyptian: LE 10 (LE 5, students)
Foreign: LE 100 (LE 50, students)

Centennial Gallery:
Egyptian: LE 2 (LE 1, students)
Foreign: LE 10 (LE 5, students)

The Egyptian Museum location:

Midan al-Tahrir, Downtown Cairo

Egyptian Museum direction:

First by metro: Sadat Station, follow signs to Egyptian Museum exit and walk straight along the street.

Second car or taxi: Ask for “al-mat-haf al-masri”

Third by bus: Ask for “abdel minem-ryad”

The Egyptian Museum facilities:

Cafeteria, bank, post office, gift shop, library, children’s museum and school.

Taped audio guides are available in English, French and Arabic for LE 20. Go to the kiosk in the front foyer to purchase.

Membership in the Friends of the Egyptian Museum Cairo Egypt organization is available. Call for details (+20-(0)2-2579-4596).

Services for patrons with special needs:

An elevator, located to the right of Gallery R43 (Pre- and Early Dynastic). It is available for those unable to use the stairs. Ask the engineers in the office next to the elevator to activate it.
Guided tours for blind and low-vision patrons are available upon request (please phone in advance).

The Egyptian Museum contact information:

Phone: (+202) 25794596
Fax: (+202) 25794596

NO PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED. Cameras must checked at building entrance.

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Luxor Museum Luxor Egypt

Luxor Museum Luxor Egypt

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Luxor Museum Luxor opened in 1975 and in Luxor, Egypt. In fact, the Museum of Luxor contains a modest collection of the highest quality artworks. The artworks date back to the Predynastic Period right through to the Islamic era. Moreover, the modern building is spacious with plenty of room to move around. The displayed objects and sculpture in peaceful low lit surroundings at the museum. Luxor Museum Luxor indeed is the perfect place to spend a hot morning in Luxor. Furthermore, Luxor Museum Luxor built in two levels with a ramp leading from the ground floor to the upper floor. It contains artifacts from around the Theban area. There are many of the free standing granite statues at the museum. They depict kings, queens who left their images in the Theban temples. The Tutankhamun well represented by some of the objects from his tomb in Valley of the Kings.

These objects are not currently on display at Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Included among these is the famous majestic head of cow goddess. It is of resin and gilded wood. In fact, it is one of the first items the visitor will see when entering the museum. Furthermore, Luxor Museum Luxor also features exhibits of funerary stelae, offering tables, papyri and tomb furniture. It also features a cartonage mummy case and many small statuettes and shabtis. In glass cases in the center of the upper floor are smaller objects. They are such as jewelry, funerary and ritual items and artifacts from daily life. One of the main features on the upper floor is a reconstructed wall. It is from a temple of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten).

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The small decorated sandstone blocks discovered when the ninth pylon at Karnak temple dismantled. It was for reconstruction work, where they had used as infill in the original building of the pylon. Over 40,000 decorated blocks from Amenhotep IV’s early Karnak building works found. Only those from the ninth pylon well preserved. They preserved enough to allow their accurate reconstruction. Next to the talatat is a sandstone head from a colossal Osirid statue of Amenhotep IV from Karnak. It mounted on the wall of Luxor Museum Luxor. An extension built a few years ago houses a collection of statues found in the ‘Luxor Cachette’. These beautiful sculptures unearthed when a colonnade at Luxor Temple dismantled. It was for reconstruction in 1989.

They had buried (for reasons unknown) in the floor of the courtyard. It is where they lay forgotten for over 2000 years. Many of these statues today look as though they have just come out of a sculptor’s workshop. Another long-awaited new annex to Luxor Museum Luxor has now completed. It is this spacious addition. It houses many artifacts new to the museum, as well as some of the artworks from the original galleries. The main section of the extension has a military theme. It partly devoted to Egypt’s glorious empire. The long hall has two glass covered niches. They are the new resting places for the mummies of two great warrior kings – Ahmose.

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Ahmose is founder of the New Kingdom. The main gallery at Luxor Museum Luxor also includes weaponry. Moreover, it also includes a hunting chariot of Tutankhamun. The upper level contains some superb statues and several old favorites. They relocated from other areas of the museum. It is besides to many fascinating objects related to technology and the arts. Furthermore, the new facilities include a visitor center, bookshop and cafeteria. Luxor Museum Luxor set in a lit and temperature controlled environment. It is a dramatic showpiece for ancient Egyptian cultural heritage.

How to get to Luxor museum in Luxor, Egypt:

Luxor Museum Luxor located on the Nile Corniche in Luxor. Moreover, it is a few hundred meters north of the tourist bazaar and the Etap Hotel. It is open daily from 9 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm in winter. Hours may change in summer.

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