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Egypt's Museums Celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week

Sun 11 Feb 2024 | 02:57 PM
Ali Abu Dashish -Ahmed Emam

On the occasion of World Interfaith Harmony Week,  the Museums Sector of the Supreme Council of Antiquities is organizing a number of archaeological events and exhibitions throughout the week.

These events and exhibitions will highlight different heavenly religions. The three museums where these events will take place are the Coptic Museum in ancient Egypt, the Islamic Art Museum in Bab al-Khalq, the Gayer Anderson Museum in Sayyida Zeinab, and the Prince Muhammad Ali Pasha Palace

-The Coptic Museum:  

The Coptic Museum will showcase an exhibition of different artifacts that shed light on interfaith harmony, such as sacred book boxes distinguished by their decoration, rare Torah boxes, and a selection of manuscripts that include prayer books in Arabic and writing instruments.

-The Islamic Art Museum:

The Islamic Art Museum will feature a collection of Qur’ans and manuscripts with Arabic, Hebrew, and Coptic writings, along with a collection of Coptic icons, decorative elements, and various writing tools.

-The Gayer Anderson Museum: 

The Gayer Anderson Museum will display a group of Qur’ans, manuscripts, and Islamic religious books, a group of metal plates with writings in the Hebrew language that may represent the books of Moses, and a variety of artifacts with writings in the Coptic language that represent verses from the Bible.

-Manial Palace Museum:

Manial Palace Museum, also known as Prince Muhammad Ali Pasha Palace will showcase a collection of Qur’ans, Islamic religious books, a collection of patchworks with different calligraphy and decorations, a Syriac script of the Torah, in addition to a variety of pencil cases and writing tools.

The World Interfaith Harmony Week is observed during the first week of February, and the United Nations General Assembly approved it. The event aims to promote dialogue between different religions and to foster mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people. 

The United Nations calls on all countries to support this week and spread the message of harmony and peace through the world's churches, mosques, temples, and other places of worship.