Egyptian Museum

The present Egyptian Museum was designed in 1896 by the French Architect Marcel Dourgnon in the neo-classic style that suits the ancient and classical monuments, but does not compete with the still standing ancient Egyptian architecture. The inside galleries are spacious and the walls are high. Natural light comes from the diffused glass panels on the ceiling and from the windows of the first floor. The middle atrium is the highest part of the museum where the monuments were installed as in ancient Egyptian temples. The T-shaped plan of the building took into consideration any future enlargement and met the requirements of an easy flow of visitors from one gallery to another. The artifacts are distributed in two main floors. The lower one contains the heavy monuments such as stone sarcophagi, statues, stelae, and wall reliefs. The upper floor contains the thematic exhibits: manuscripts, statues of deities, royal mummies, objects of daily life, mummy portraits, unfinished sculptures, Greco-Roman statuettes and vases, and artifacts of the afterlife, among others.
The museum Established interest in Egyptian antiquities 15/8/1835 and held the first museum of Egyptian antiquities conservation in Cairo in a small building in the garden Alazbugeh then moved to the citadel of Saladin, then calmed down cheeks Abbas to the Crown Prince of Austria in 1855.It established in 1858 "Mareb" The director of the interests of another small museum on the beach of the Nile in Boulaq then moved again to the Giza in 1891. Work began in the current museum was inaugurated in 1897 in 15/11/1902 in the cheek "Abbas Hilmi II," was designed museum building engineer Frenchman Marcel role of N-style classic updated and reinforced concrete used for the first time in construction in Egypt. The composition of the museum: Two-storey main contact and takes into account the halls easy passage, there is currently approximately Museum: 160 thousand impact of various ages. Presents in the basement where there are large stone order, starting with a historic entrance and left as clockwise, we find there are some of the effects before the era of dynasties and the early dynasties and the effects of old age of State and the State Central and modern state and then the late era Greco-Roman era. The upper floor offers which sets the quality of manuscripts and statues of gods and Anwar ownership and wooden coffins, jewellery and packages from one cemetery such as the effects of Tutankhamen and the effects Thuita Bossuyt, and the effects of Tanis and the effects of the Valley of the Kings and the effects and consequences of sexually cemetery cemetery Amager Prix .. There are great museum library includes literature, history and the civilizations and religions, different languages and there is also a section for photography and some maps it easy for the visitor to follow the figures and rooms in the museum maps annexed to the top role.
Address: CAIRO - Tahrir Square - Salim Hassan Street Phone 5794596 -5796948 - 5796974
Prices of entry: The Egyptians have two pounds - for students and one Egyptian pounds and foreign students and residents of 10 pounds - for Egyptians in the holidays 1 pounds - 20 pounds for foreigners. Hall Anwar Egyptian Museum for foreign students and residents of 30 pounds Hall Anwar Egyptian Museum for foreigners 40 pounds
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