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Anany Inspects Royal Vehicles Museum in Bulaq


Sun 25 Oct 2020 | 06:20 PM
Ali Abu Dashish

Dr. Khaled Al-Anany, the Tourism and Antiquities Minister visited on Sunday, the Royal Vehicles Museum at Bulaq, to inspect the preparations for the Museum forthcoming opening.

During his inspection tour, the minister was accompanied by Supreme Antiquities Secretary General Dr. Mustafa Waziri, and the assistant Minister, Iman Zidan.

The museum houses rarest collection of Royal chariots of various sizes and types, dated back to period of Muhammad Ali Pasha, A set of horse crews and supplies, and others.

The cards explain all the artifacts have also been completed using Braille method for the blind and visually impaired.

Moreover, the museum includes a restoration laboratory equipped with the latest scientific equipment, and a visual exhibition hall to display documentary films on the royal vehicles, in addition to nearly 78 royal cars of exceptional historical value.

Some of the vehicles were gifts from European countries to former rulers from the era of Khepe Ismail till the King Farouk.

Among the important vehicles displayed in the museum are those gifted by Napoleon III and Queen Eugenie to Khepe Ismail at the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, which Khepe Ismail later used in his wedding, and the vehicle was used by the queen during the Parliament opening.

Noteworthy, the Museum was established during the reign of Khepe Ismail (1863-1879), and the museum is considered one of the rarest museums, as it is the fourth of its kind in the world after the museums of Russia, England and Austria.