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Sharm El-Sheikh Museum Celebrates Annunciation Day

Sun 31 Mar 2024 | 02:24 AM
Ali abo dashish

Under the title "The Annunciation and the Virgin," the Sharm El-Sheikh Museum is hosting a temporary exhibition of artifacts, coinciding with the approaching celebration of Coptic Annunciation Day.

Engineer Miriam Edward, the general supervisor of the Sharm El-Sheikh Museum, explained that the exhibition features a triptych icon that combines three icons linked thematically: the Annunciation icon, the icon of Saint John, and the icon of Saint Matthew.

These icons highlight the importance of iconography in documenting biblical events, serving as a "book" for those who are illiterate, where the icon is read through understanding the symbols and colors.

She added that a cultural seminar was held on the sidelines of the exhibition opening, discussing the art of iconography, its significance, history, as well as providing a detailed explanation of the icons displayed in the temporary exhibition and addressing the techniques of restoration and the importance of preserving icons.

It's worth noting that the temporary exhibition is being held in the Hall of Civilizations next to the Byzantine Corner and will continue for two months until the end of May 2024.