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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

Referred to normally as the Egyptian Museum or the Cairo Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to a broad assortment of old Egyptian relics. It has 120,000 things, with a delegate sum in plain view and the rest of storerooms. Implicit 1901 by the Italian development organization, Garozzo-Zaffarani, to a plan by the French draftsman Marcel Dourgnon, the building is probably the biggest gallery in the district. As of March 2019, the exhibition hall was available to the general population. In 2022, the exhibition hall is expected to be supplanted by the fresher and bigger Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza.

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Egyptian Museum


The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities contains numerous significant bits of old Egyptian history. It houses the world's biggest assortment of Pharaonic ancient pieces. The Egyptian government laid out the exhibition hall worked in 1835 close to the Ezbekieh Garden and later moved to the Cairo Citadel. In 1855, Archduke Maximilian of Austria was given every one of the antiques by the Egyptian government; these are presently in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

Egyptian Museum
Egyptian Museum

Another historical center was laid out at Boulaq in 1858 in a previous stockroom, following the groundwork of the new Antiquities Department under the heading of Auguste Mariette. The structure lay on the bank of the Nile River, and in 1878 it experienced huge harm attributable to the flooding of the Nile River.

In 1891, the assortments were moved to a previous imperial royal residence, in the Giza region of Cairo. They stayed there until 1902 when they were moved again to the ongoing exhibition hall in Tahrir Square, worked by the Italian organization of Giuseppe Garozzo and Francesco Zaffrani to a plan by the French draftsman Marcel Dourgnon. In 2004, the historical center named Wafaa El Saddik as the main female chief general.

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During the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, the historical center was broken into, and two mummies were destroyed. Several curios were likewise displayed to have been harmed and around 50 articles were lost. Since then, 25 items have been found. Those that were reestablished were shown off in September 2013 in a display entitled Damaged and Restored. Among the showed curios are two sculptures of King Tutankhamun made of cedar wood and covered with gold, a sculpture of King Akhenaten, ushabti sculptures that had a place with the Nubian rulers, a mummy of a youngster, and a little polychrome glass jar.

Interior Design

There are two fundamental floors in the gallery, the ground floor and the main floor. On the ground floor there is a broad assortment of huge scope works in stone including sculptures, reliefs and engineering components. These are organized sequentially in clockwise style, from the pre-dynastic to the Greco-Roman period. 

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

The main floor is committed to more modest works, including papyri, mint pieces, materials, and a tremendous assortment of wooden stone caskets. The various bits of papyrus are for the most part little pieces, inferable from their rot throughout the last two centuries. A few dialects are tracked down on these pieces, including Greek, Latin, Arabic, and old Egyptian. 

The coins found on this floor are made of a wide range of metals, including gold, silver, and bronze. The coins are Egyptian, yet in addition Greek, Roman, and Islamic. This has assisted antiquarians with investigating the historical backdrop of Ancient Egyptian exchange. Likewise on the ground floor are antiquities from the New Kingdom, the time span somewhere in the range of 1550 and 1069 BC. These ancient rarities are for the most part bigger than things made in before hundreds of years. 

Those things incorporate sculptures, tables, and final resting places (stone coffins). It contains 42 rooms; after entering through the security actually take a look at in the structure, one looks toward the chamber and the back of the structure with numerous things visible from stone caskets and boats to gigantic sculptures. On the main floor there are antiquities from the last two administrations of Egypt, including things from the burial places of the Pharaohs; Thutmosis III, Thutmosis IV, Amenophis II, Hatshepsut, and the subject Maiherpri, as well as numerous curios from the Valley of the Kings, specifically the material from the unblemished burial places of Tutankhamun and Psusennes I.

Two exceptional rooms contain various mummies of lords and other regal relatives of the New Kingdom. On April third 2021, 22 of these mummies were moved to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat in a fantastic motorcade named The Pharaohs' Golden Parade.

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