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Antiquities Min. Inspects Administrative Capital Museum Ahead of Opening


Sun 24 Jan 2021 | 05:52 AM
Ali Abu Dashish

Khaled Al-Anani, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities inspected on Saturday the final touches of the New Administrative Capital Museum in preparation for its imminent opening.

The minister was accompanied by Mustafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for the Museum's Display Scenario Ali Omar, and the Head of Museums Sector Moamen Mohamed Othman.

During the tour, Al-Anani directed the concerned bodies to modify the content of some of the museum's billboards. He also directed modifying the places where some artifacts are displayed in a way that enriches the museum display and makes it more attractive to the visitor.

Othman said that today the museum received some musical instruments from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, such as the harb, Salasel, in addition to a wooden pulpit and a deck from the Museum of Islamic Art, Fatimid ceramics from the Gayer-Anderson Museum, and an apse decorated with a cross and clusters of Grapes and seashells from the Coptic Museum.

The museum will feature a variety of artifacts that reflect the richness of Egypt’s civilizational and cultural history. Located on an area of 8500 square meters, the New Administrative Capital Museum consists of two floors, with a main exhibition hall and sub-galleries.

The Museum of Antiquities in the City of Arts and Culture will feature a thousand artifacts that tell the history of Egypt through different historical eras. Its entrance is decorated with two Egyptian obelisks, which were brought from the eastern San Hajar area in Sharqiya. It will also house the newly discovered Toto cemetery, which was recently dismantled and relocated from Sohag to the Administrative Capital Museum.

Contributed by Taarek Refaat

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