The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization contains 50,000 artifacts that shed light on ancient Egypt

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The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization contains 50,000 artifacts that shed light on ancient Egypt

At the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, approximately 50 thousand pieces of historical artifacts belonging to different centuries of Ancient Egypt are presented to the taste of domestic and foreign tourists.

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization contains 50,000 artifacts that shed light on ancient Egypt

Located in the historic Egyptian city of Fustat and the only one of its kind in the Arab world, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization sheds light on ancient Egyptian history and culture.

According to the information on the official website of the Egyptian Presidency, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, the foundation of which was first laid in 2002, offers about 50 thousand pieces of historical artifacts dating back to different centuries of Ancient Egypt to the taste of domestic and foreign tourists.

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The museum, which was officially partially opened on February 16, 2017 with the commissioning of only one block (one thousand square meters wide), hosts a temporary exhibition called “Egyptian Crafts and Industries for Centuries”.

The exhibition, which aims to introduce handicrafts (pottery, weaving, carpentry and ornaments) that have been going on in Egypt since hundreds of years ago, exhibits about 400 pieces of historical artifacts from various periods brought from museums in various cities of the country.

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization contains 50,000 artifacts that shed light on ancient Egypt

The museum contains 22 mummies belonging to the Pharaonic dynasty
In the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, built on an area of about 33 acres in the historical city of Fustat, there are a total of 22 mummies belonging to 18 kings and 4 queens in the section allocated only to mummies.

The 22 mummies, which were transported from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in the city of Fustat in a magnificent cortege called the “Golden Journey” on April 3, 2021, are on display in the area designed in the form of a royal cemetery, which is about 2,810 meters wide.

Among them in the museum 1. Set, Hatshepsut, 2. It was the 18th and 19th centuries, where famous pharaohs such as Ramesses were also present. There are a total of 22 mummies belonging to the Pharaonic dynasty.

The history of the mummies dates back to the period of the pharaonic dynasties that ruled in Egypt between about 1580 BC and 1085 BC.

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According to data from the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism, the mummies in question were discovered in two groups in 1871 and 1898 in a region in the south of the country.

The museum’s construction plan dates back to 1982
The plan for the construction of the museum, the foundation of which was first laid in 2002 after the finalization of the allocated place in the city of Fustat, dates back to 1982.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site launched an international campaign in 1982 to build a civilization museum in Egypt.
Following the campaign launched, the current location of the museum was determined in 1999 and the foundation of the museum was laid in 2002 following the archaeological excavations in the region.

The museum, which was built on an area of about 33 thousand acres and consisted of 9 blocks, officially opened its doors to visitors on February 16, 2017.

The museum is also planned to host various events

On the other hand, in addition to exhibiting hundreds of historical artifacts reflecting the stages of Egyptian civilization development, the museum is also intended to host various programs such as conferences and cultural events.

Anadolu Agency website

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