CAIRO – 16 June 2021: Tanta Museum is the only museum in Gharbia Governorate; it has been closed for 18 years.
During the tenure of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Egyptian state managed to renovate Tanta Museum, at a cost of L.E. 13 million. The museum reopened in 2019.
The museum exhibits 2,000 rare artifacts from different eras, as well as different currencies from the Pharaonic, Roman, Islamic and Coptic eras.
The museum’s displaying scenario is divided into two sections; the first section includes the archaeological discoveries of the excavations that took place in Gharbia Governorate, and the second section includes pieces that depict scenes from the Egyptians’ daily life, and their beliefs of resurrection and immortality.
The museum consists of five floors, the first floor is dedicated to distinguished services, the second and third floors are used to display various artifacts. Meanwhile, the fourth floor is reserved for the administrative offices of the museum staff, and the fifth floor consists of lecture and conference halls.