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NMEC Hosts Archaeological Exhibition to Commemorate Its 3rd Anniversary of Its Opening

Fri 03 May 2024 | 12:22 AM
Ali abo dashish

To celebrate its third anniversary, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in Fustat has inaugurated a temporary exhibition named "The Story of a Museum".

The exhibition will continue for a month and is located in the Egyptian Textile Hall at the museum. It features various artifacts that have been discovered from the archaeological dye site and the excavations of the museum site. Additionally, it displays a group of the museum's collectibles that are being shown to the public for the first time.

Dr. Ahmed Ghoneim, the CEO of the museum, stated that the exhibition offers visitors a glimpse of the museum's treasures and the history of the region in which it is situated. NMEC in Fustat is located in the heart of the city and is the first Islamic capital in Egypt.

Dr. Maysara Abdullah, the Executive Vice President of the Museum Authority for Archaeological Affairs, added that the exhibition includes a range of archaeological collectibles. These include a map from the book "Description of Egypt, Part One," edition of 1809 AD, which shows the landmarks of Cairo and the site where the museum was built. There is also a collection of pottery, ceramics, and glass from different Islamic eras, a collection of seals from the Ayyubid and Fatimid eras, spindles and weaving combs from different eras, models of lamps from the Roman and Islamic eras, Coptic and Islamic sherds, and a group of amphorae and pottery from the late Roman era.

Dr. Ghoneim noted that the exhibition is particularly meaningful as it coincides with the three-year anniversary of the museum's opening. The event is especially noteworthy as it follows the procession of transporting the royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to their permanent display location in the NMECi in Fustat.