CAIRO – 28 November 2021: The Suez National Museum is a historical beacon of the past and the present. The museum preserves its history through the ages.
The museum is also a cultural and historical edifice, and it is one of the most important national and tourist places in Suez governorate.
The Suez National Museum, which opened in 2012, is located on the Gulf of Suez. It includes 2,500 artifacts that tell the story of the city, from prehistoric times to modern times. The museum consists of two floors, separated by an open exhibition hall, in addition to a museum garden. Also, a model of one of the ships of the fleet of Queen Hatshepsut is displayed inside an artificial water basin.
The antiquities of Suez, which were preserved in the stores of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo since the 1967 War, were re-located at the museum. These antiquities remained in special boxes, safe from the destruction of the war, according to the State Information Service website.
Other artifacts from other museums and archaeological sites around Suez were also added, such as Oyun Musa and Wadi al-Jawasis.
The museum hosts halls that illustrate ancient navigation through the ages, as well as halls of Greek and Islamic antiquities. Since its opening, the Suez National Museum has won several awards, including the award for the best community communication for children's excavations.
The museum also tells the story of the city of Al-Qulzum and the Nekau channel, highlighting the rulers who contributed to the establishment of this channel from the dynastic era, to the Persian occupation, the Greco-Roman, and the Arab conquest, according to the website of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
Furthermore, the museum sheds light on the history of Egypt's trade relations, mining and shipbuilding, and the city's importance to pilgrimages to the Holy Land. This is in addition to showcasing the history of the current Suez Canal, with a whole room dedicated to the modern history of Suez, documenting the heroism of the city’s people during their armed struggle against the British occupation, and during the battle of October 24, 1973.