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A Look at Egypt's Antiquities Museums' Artefacts of The Month


Mon 10 Jun 2024 | 11:04 PM
Ali abo dashish- Ahmed Emam

In celebration of Egyptian antiquities, Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has chosen the Artefacts of the Month to be displayed at various museums as part of their monthly tradition. These artefacts were selected by the public to represent significant occasions for each museum, coinciding with World Archives Day on June 9th. The chosen archival images highlight the important role they play in preserving and protecting the nation's memory and ancient Egyptian civilization.

Here are the selected artefacts from each museum:

Islamic Art Museum: an archival photo of the museum's pre-1983 bin display.

Royal Chariots Museum: an archive photo of the museum's employees when it was a stable for royal horses.

Coptic Museum: a photo of King Fouad I's visit to the Hanging Church and the Coptic Museum in 1920.

Manial Palace Museum: the marriage contract of Princess Amina Hanem Elhami, who married Prince Muhammad Tawfiq, son of Khedive Ismail, son of Muhammad Ali Pasha, at Al-Qubba Palace.

Gayer Anderson Museum: a copy of the rental contract for Al-Krittliya House from the Egyptian government.

Cairo International Airport Museum Hall 2: archival photos of the museum's opening preparations.

Cairo International Airport Museum Terminal 3: a collection of archival photos of the museum's curators and the museum's interior hall during the opening.

Helwan Corner Museum: archival pictures of the museum, past and present, of the San Giovanni Casino, which used to occupy the resting place before the reign of King Farouk. It resembles the design of the museum building, which overlooks the Nile through balconies and stairs that reach the bank of the Nile, and a picture of the facade of the museum and the gates bearing the royal emblem.

National Police Museum: a rare archive photo of the moment the English flag was lowered in 1946, from the courtyard of the Police Museum in the Citadel, based on the 1936 treaty, which stipulated the departure of British forces from Egyptian cities in specific stages.

Alexandria National Museum: a picture of the palace's owner, Asaad Basili, which was later turned into the Alexandria National Museum.

Greco-Roman Museum: an archive photo of the Italian archaeologist Giuseppe Botti supervising the display of the Apis calf statue, one of the museum's most famous and oldest collections.

Royal Jewelry Museum: archival photos of the facade of the museum, old and new, and the owner of the palace, Princess Fatima Haider, and her children.

Sharm El Sheikh Museum: an archive photo of the facade of the museum and its opening by the President of the Republic.

Hurghada Museum: archival photos of the museum’s opening in 2020.

Ismailia Antiquities Museum: a photo of the facade of the museum in the form of a Pharaonic temple edifice. Its shape is distinguished by gates and windows topped with scarabs at the bottom of the cornice. The facade of the museum is topped by a statue of King Ramesses II in the form of the Sphinx.

Sohag National Museum: an archive photo of the museum display being prepared along with a photo of the museum as it prepares for opening.

Kafr El-Sheikh Museum: an archive photo of the opening of the Kafr El Sheikh Museum in October 2020.

Matrouh Museum: a photo of the opening of the museum, which was inaugurated by the President of the Republic in March 2018, via video conference.

Nubia Museum: an archive photo to inspect the preparation work for the opening of the museum.

New Valley Museum: an archive photo of the museum during preparation for its opening in 1992.