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EU Delegation Visits Kafr El-Sheikh Museum, Ancient Church of Virgin Mary

Fri 02 Feb 2024 | 05:56 PM
Taarek Refaat

The European Union Ambassador to Egypt Christian Berger, accompanied by a delegation of ambassadors from European countries, visited on Thursday Kafr El-Sheikh Museum.

The European delegation listened to an explanation about the contents and history of the museum, which includes about 1,200 artifacts, including the archaeological possessions that were found in Buto, and the area of the temples.

The museum also includes 7 artifacts, including a double statue of King Ramesses II with one of his wives, a statue of Sekhmet, one of the ancient Egyptian deities in the Egyptian religion, a standing statue of King Ramses II, two stone blocks inscribed with hieroglyphic text from the era of Psamtik II, and large royal inscriptions of an unknown king. A painting of gifts dated to the era of King Thutmose III.

The scenario of the museum display revolves around presenting a main topic, which is the myth of Isis and Osiris and the conflict between Horus and Set, in addition to shedding light on a group of topics such as the history of the ancient city of Buto, one of the ancient Egyptian capitals.

The tour included other archaeological sites in Kafr El-Sheikh, including a statue of the god Horus.

On the other hand, the European ambassadors expressed their great admiration for the museum's collection.

At the end of the tour, the European delegation visited the ancient Church of the Virgin Mary in Sakha in Kafr El-Sheikh, which contains a stone bearing the footprint of Jesus Christ.