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Life Guardian Highlights 5 Most Fascinating Egyptian Museums worth Visiting

Thu 24 Feb 2022 | 06:06 AM
Ali Abu Dashish

Life Guardian published a report in which it highlighted five of the best Egyptian museums, under the title "5 wonderful Egyptian museums to add to your Bucklist", namely the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), the Museum Of Mummification, the Luxor Museum, and the Museum Of Islamic Art.


The report pointed out that throughout the 20th century, the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir was one of the most important museums to visit, as it displays a huge collection of artifacts, including the mask of the golden king Tutankhamun and the archaeological artifacts that were found inside his tomb discovered by archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922, which will be GEM's icon after its inauguration.


The report added that the Tahrir Museum, since its first opening in 1902, has represented the world's exclusive display of ancient Egyptian artifacts, with more than 120,000 artifacts on display.


The report also talked about the GEM, which will display the entire collection of King Tutankhamun for the first time.


It reviewed the Mummification Museum located on the Corniche Street in Luxor, explaining that although it includes a smaller group of antiquities, it is till a distinctive collection that includes many tools that were used in the mummification process, as well as some illustrations to the process.


As for the Luxor Museum, which is located along the Nile River bank next to the Luxor Temple. The museum displays a life-size statue of Amenhotep III and an attempt to rebuild the magnificent temple of Akhenaten and the mummies of the pharaohs Ramses I and Ahmose I.


The report also referred to the Museum of Islamic Art, explaining that it contains the world's largest collection of antiques and Islamic art from all over the Islamic world.


The museum displays a silk and silver horse saddle dating back to the Ottoman Empire, a copper table from the Mamluk era, and rare copies of the Qur'an. It is home to more than 100,000 artifacts in wood, textile, metal and ceramics.