What does the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization has to offer for visitors?



Mon, 26 Oct 2020 - 03:06 GMT


Mon, 26 Oct 2020 - 03:06 GMT

National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat - photo via Egypt's Min. of Tourism & Antiquities

National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat - photo via Egypt's Min. of Tourism & Antiquities

CAIRO – 26 October 2020: The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization is one of the major projects adopted by the Egyptian state. 


It is the largest museum dedicated to one civilization in the world, and one of the largest international museums, as well as the only museum of its kind in Egypt, the Arab world, the Middle East and Africa.


It includes all the manifestations of the richness and diversity enjoyed by the Egyptian civilization during various eras, starting from prehistoric times until the present time, and it will contain among its flanks very rare monuments.


The museum, with its archaeological and heritage collections, is rooted in the depths of history, successive cultures, the history of kings, sultans, governors, rulers, religions, beliefs, aesthetic expressions, eras of brightness, eras of extinction and various human experiences, as it takes its visitors on a unique journey through the numerous eras of Egyptian history to acquaint them with the eternal, rich history of the world's oldest and most grandiose civilization.


“The museum highlights aspects of the Egyptian material and moral heritage and the impact of the Egyptian civilization on other civilizations that arose and flourished on an infrastructure of science and knowledge, thanks to the Egyptian civilization,” said Ahmed Ghoneim, general supervisor of the museum.


“The Museum of Civilization deals with the intangible heritage, focusing on the customs of living and the arts and crafts that the Egyptians used to and still practice. 


“According to the future visions of the remaining phases, which we are about to study, we are achieving one of the most important goals of the museum, which is communication between visitors and laying out the connotations of Egyptian civilization, represented by what can be added to the museum's elements such as centers for industries, handicrafts and traditional arts, as well as exhibitions in which the products of these industries, crafts and arts are presented.”


“Also, archaeological gardens are planned to be implemented and will also benefit from all natural environment surrounding the museum, such as the unique characteristics of the lake, and its effectiveness on healing many diseases.”


“The museum thus represents a new type of museums that goes far beyond the traditional museums in which treasures and antiquities are displayed for visitors to see. Therefore, the most important goal of this museum is for everyone to share knowledge and communicate with the surrounding Egyptian environment and the archaeological and historical sites in and around the museum."


“It also allows visitors to learn more about the Egyptian civilization and the cultures, sciences, values and arts it has contained throughout the ages.”


“Thus, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization is considered a pioneering museum that provides a new vision of the heritage, preserves it, and makes it alive, interacting with its visitors and influencing them,” concluded Ghoneim.






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