CAIRO – 25 July 2021: From July 27 to July 29, the Rasheed National Museum of the Museums Sector of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, in cooperation with the Mosaic Center of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, is organizing a training workshop under the title "Basic Principles in Understanding and Studying Mosaic Art".
It is worth noting that the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser inaugurated the Rasheed Museum as a military museum on September 19, 1959, during his visit to Rasheed City.
It was opened again in 1985, after being developed and provided with exhibits that reflect the history of the city of Rasheed, and the addition of a museum garden for open display.
The Rasheed Museum is located on the West Bank at the mouth of the Nile in the Mediterranean, 65 km northeast of Alexandria, in Al-Buhayrah Governorate, the governorate that boasts glorious national history and the Open Museum of Islamic Architecture.
Rasheed includes a distinguished group of houses and mosques dating back to the Ottoman era during the 18th and 19th centuries, and the famous Qaitbay Castle in which the Rosetta Stone was found, which is the second largest city that houses Islamic antiquities after Cairo.
The museum's holdings are displayed in one of the most famous and largest houses of Rashid, the house of Arab Keli, who was the governor of the city, and was built in the 18th century. The house consists of four floors that highlight the characteristics of Islamic architecture and arts in this period.
The museum includes collectibles and models that highlight the struggle of the people of Rasheed and the battles they fought against the French and English colonialists. It includes pictures of battles, family life, handicraft and folk industries, manuscripts and tools for daily life, in addition to a copy of the Rosetta Stone uncovered at Rasheed in 1799 and a collection of weapons from the 18th and 19th centuries.
The museum also displays some of the Islamic antiquities that were recently discovered in Rashid as Islamic coins and pottery.