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The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquity has completed the opening of three of Egypt 's largest museums at a cost of LE725 million, coinciding with the celebration of the 6th of October victory. The Sharm el-Sheikh Museum, worth LE600 million, the Kafr el-S...

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Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry to Open 3 Museums at LE725 million

Published by: O. Elijah
09/11/2020 02:03 PM

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquity has completed the opening of three of Egypt 's largest museums at a cost of LE725 million, coinciding with the celebration of the 6th of October victory.

The Sharm el-Sheikh Museum, worth LE600 million, the Kafr el-Sheikh Museum at LE62 million and the Royal Chariots Museum at LE63 million, will open next month, said Hisham Samir, Assistant Minister of Antiquities for Engineering Affairs.

 

Samir told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the Kafr al-Sheikh Museum had completed the transfer of statues to the museum, including statues depicting King Ramses II with the goddess Sakhmet, a progressive painting of King Thutmose III and the head of a king from 30th Dynasty.

Highlights of the Kafr el-Sheikh Museum include a comprehensive display of the stories of Egyptian mythology, a presentation of the history of Bhutto, one of the ancient capitals of Egypt, and an overview of the journey of the Holy Family through Sakha, located in western Kafr el-Sheikh.

 

The newly renovated Royal Chariots Museum in Cairo, featuring rare objects showing various means of transport used over the years by kings and rulers in Egypt, as well as royal chariots used on official occasions, is also almost ready to go, with final touches being set up by the ministry, according to Samir.

The Assistant Minister announced that the museum in the Sharm el-Sheikh Museum was 98% complete.

 

The museum consists of six exhibition halls and an administrative building, a restaurant, a food court, a bazaar building, antique art shops, an open-air theater and a resting-house for workers.

Objects that have recently been found in Egyptian archeological sites will be exhibited at this museum for the first time, thereby enriching its appeal.

According to Samir, the Sharm el-Sheikh Museum received approximately 5,800 objects.

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