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Rosetta (Rashid) National Museum

Rosetta (Rashid) National Museum

The Rosetta (Rashid) National Museum was built to preserve objects related to the history of Rashid (Rosetta). While Rashid is best-known as the place where the Rosetta Stone, the key to cracking the hieroglyphic code, was found, the town was also Egypt's most important port during the 17th and 18th centuries. The archives which locates at the first storey hosts transcripts of manuscripts belonging to the Ancient Egyptian Art Revival Center while the second and third are designed to host 334 antiques, the most remarkable of which are the marbles, vessel holders and gravestones bearing inscriptions in Kufic writing. The Central Park facing the museum has two gravestones dating to the Mameluke age. On the far side of Gomhoreya Square from the Nile, this new museum is located in a restored 18th-century house. Four stories high, it is typical of the tall, brick houses of wealthy Ottoman merchants. There is a replica of the Rosetta Stone near the entrance. Rasheed / Rosetta is a port city on the Mediterranean coast in Egypt It offered the world the key to the Hieroglyphs Rasheed has a 300-year-old public lavatory known as Azouz lavatory.
The Rosetta (Rashid) National Museum, Gomhoreya Square, Rosetta
Address:
Rosetta (Rashid) National Museum
Gomhoreya Square, Rosetta, Egypt
Tel. +20-3-20246, 045/2921733


Last Updated on Sunday 16th January 2011