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New Museum to be Inaugurated in the New Administrative Capital

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Egypt is preparing to open a new archaeological museum, in the arts and culture district of the New Administrative Capital, in the upcoming months.

The museum will be yet another addition to Egypt’s growing museum collection and will be inaugurated to tell the history of Egyptian capitals in different eras, mainly from the prehistoric eras to modern times which eventually will lead us to the conclusion of why the New Capital was created.

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and Almasa Group has signed the cooperation protocol of establishing the museum on August 23 at Almasa Hotel in Downtown Cairo. 

“This protocol was signed after the approval of the Board of Directors of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, according to the Law on the Protection of Antiquities and its amendments, with the aim of establishing an archaeological museum. The museum will feature a variety of artifacts that reflect the richness of Egypt’s civilizational and cultural history,” said Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities during the protocol signing ceremony.

“The museum will feature a variety of artifacts that reflect the richness of Egypt’s civilization and cultural history,” he added.

These artifacts will be given as a loan to the museum for 10 year, and the Supreme Council of Antiquities will be the one responsible of choosing the artifacts to be displayed, in addition to providing the needed security for them and finally will choose the design of each showroom.

The museum will be built on an area of 8500 square meters, and “will feature a thousand artifacts that tell the history of Egypt through different historical eras. Its entrance is decorated with two Egyptian obelisks, which were brought from the eastern San Hajar area in Sharqiya. It will also house the newly discovered Toto cemetery, which was recently dismantled and relocated from Sohag to the Administrative Capital Museum.” Waziri revealed.

 

 

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Archaeologist Zahi Hawass to Reveal the Causes of King Tut’s Death

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Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass announced that more information will be revealed soon regarding the death of the golden king Tutankhamun using DNA tests.

Currently, the exhibition of King Tut at the Grande Halle La Villette in Paris broke records for being the most visited expo. In an interview with Italia 1 channel, Hawass revealed several facts about King Tut’s family.

He announced that his father is King Akhenaten and that his mother’s mummy is located at tomb number 35 where Tutankhamun’s grandmother, Tiye was buried.

Hawass then revealed that King Tut suffered from malaria and that his blood flow couldn’t reach his feet. But can this be a cause of his death? We still have to wait for the reveal in 2020!

Finally regarding the event we look forward to, Hawass added that the scrip for Opera Tutankhamun has been prepared and is ready to be presented in line with the grand opening of the Great Egyptian Museum next year.

Tutankhamun was born in the 18th Dynasty and is the 12th pharaoh of that period.

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Mohammed Ali Palace to Be Reopened in June 2020

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Yesterday, Mustafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities toured Prince Mohamed Ali Pasha Palace in Shubra ahead of its scheduled reopening in June 2020. 

Waziri’s visit was to follow up on the restoration process taking place which according to him has so far reached a total cost of EGP 194 million, he also pointed out the many significant events that the palace had witnessed before and is soon to relive.

During the inspection tour, Waziri highlighted the masterpiece that is the museum as it dates back to 200 years ago and is a merger between Western and Islamic styles of art.

Mohamed Ali Palace is a true archaeological gem that combines the European look but with the spirit of Islamic architecture planning, the palace also houses a unique collection of paintings showing Mohamed Ali and various family members.

The palace is currently undergoing several restoration projects including constructive and architectural restoration, interior restoration and harmonization of the entire landscape. These projects began five years ago and fortunately are almost over without any losses after having faced several issues.

 

 

 

 

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Zahi Hawass Inaugurates Museum of Archaeological Models of King Tut in Brazil

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Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass has inaugurated the Museum of Archaeological Models of King Tutankhamun that was held earlier in Curitiba, Brazil.

Hawass has supervised the establishment of the museum alongside the Italian photographer Sandroi Vanini.

The inauguration took place in the presence of the Mayor of the city and Egyptian Commercial Advisor Mohammed al-Khatib, several political and cultural figures and thousands of citizens.

The museum showcases archaeological models that reflect and highlight the story of the great pharaoh Tutankhamun, these models were purchased from workshops of the Ministry of Antiquities.

The museum showcased models of military wheels, cabins, king’s throne and many photographs and films were also put in display in order to show the rich history behind every piece.

According to Hawass, the museum is expected to boost the Brazilian tourism in Egypt, and that is by promoting for the safety of Egypt, its heritage and rich history.

In light of the inauguration, Hawass held an intentional press conference which saw a large number of journalists, in the conference, Hawass spoke about the soon to open Grand Egyptian Museum and also the Tutankhamun Opera.

 

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