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I'm Assem EL-Sayed from EL-Hag Hadad Secondary School, Class 1 E. I love football and swimming. I want to be a football player. Our group has decided to make a web page to help Egypt to repair the tourism and invite all tourists to come back to Egypt. For me, I'm going to talk about one of the most wondrful museums in Egypt.



Egyptian Museum

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Location

The Egyptian museum is located in al-Mathaf al-Masri, Midan El Tahrir, Cairo, Egypt.

Description

The Egyptian Museum was first built in Boulak. In 1891, it was moved to Giza Palace of "Ismail Pasha" which housed the antiquities that were later moved to the present building. The Egyptian Museum is situated at Tahrir square in Cairo. It was built during the reign of Khedive Abbass Helmi II in 1897, and opened on November 15, 1902. It has 107 halls. It should be noted that the rooms are spacious and interior walls are high. Natural light comes through the glass panels on the roof and the windows of the ground floor. The middle atrium is the highest part of the home where the monuments as they were in ancient temples. The length of the building that any future enlargement, as commensurate with the requirements of an easy flow of visitors from one gallery to another.

This has been distributed effects on two floors, the basement of which contains the heavy monuments such as stone sarcophagi, statues, paintings and wall reliefs. The upper floor contains the thematic exhibits: manuscripts, statues of deities, royal mummies and the effects of daily life and mummy portraits, unfinished sculptures, statues, pots Greco-Roman period and the effects of the afterlife, among others. The Egyptian museum comprises many sections arranged in chronological order.


  • The first section houses Tutankhamon's treasures.
  • The second section houses the pre-dynasty and the Old Kingdom monuments.
  • The third section houses the first intermediate period and the Middle Kingdom monuments.
  • The forth section houses the monuments of the Modern Kingdom.
  • The fifth section houses the monuments of the late period and the Greek and Roman periods.
  • The sixth section houses coins and papyrus.
  • The seventh section houses sarcophagi and scrabs.

Egyptian Museum From Inside

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What to See?

The Egyptian Museum's collection includes over 120,000 items. As at the Louvre Museum in Paris, it is necessary to be selective during a visit. One major highlight is the famous Pharaoh Tutankhamen tomb collection on the museum's upper floor. The tomb of "King Tut" (as he is better known) was found remarkably intact by Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings in 1923. Artifacts on display include the gold funerary mask and sarcophagus, four huge gilded boxes that fit inside each other, an ancient trumpet, thrones, and even a royal toilet seat. Also upstairs is the royal Mummy Room, which houses 11 royal mummies from pharaonic times. It has a significant entrance fee and does not allow photos, but the adjacent (free) room has a nice assortment of mummified animals and birds.


Video about the Egyptian Museum




The Egyptian Museum is the place of the real discovery, even after every visit every time the tourists come to it they try to make the time is useful adventurousness because they enjoy this adventure into its many galleries. So, the Egyptian museum can be terrible in the absolute numbers of the antiquities on show. But about the layout of it, it seems to be a dream come true for anyone wanting to study Egyptian antiquities.


Resources:

Websites:

http://www.touregypt.net/egyptmuseum/egyptian_museum.htm
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/egypt/cairo-egyptian-museum
http://www.eternalegypt.org/EternalEgyptWebsiteWeb
http://tour-guide.egypt.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=20:destinations&id=352:the-egyptian-museum&Itemid=168

Images:

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Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHXjOs0K9XQ&feature=player_embedded