SomaliPress.com

Ismailia Museum

Ismailia Museum

One of the oldest museums in Egypt, built by the engineers working in the company of the World Maritime Authority (Suez Canal) in 1911, and is considered the nucleus of a beautiful regional museum, and the nature of museum architecture takes the form of the temple (edifice) and is characterized by gates and windows topped with scarabs down the Corniche, and the scarcity of the contents of Artifacts and includes artifacts from all ages, starting the Pharaonic era to the era of Muhammad Ali, was the opening of the museum to visit for the first time in 1913. This is a small museum but has over 4,000 artifacts from pharaonic through the Greek and Roman era. It includes information on the first canal built by the Persian Darius between the Bitter lakes and Bubastis and a masterpiece mosaic of the 4th century illustrating classic characters from Greek mythology. Other items include statues, scarabs, stelae and such. The museum is wheelchair-accessible.
Ismailia Museum collection
Address:
Ismailia Museum
Salah Salem St., Al-Afareng, Ismailia (ask for "met-haf al-ismailia"), Egypt
Hour: The museum is open daily between 9 AM and 4 PM.
Phone: (064) 322749


Last Updated on Sunday 16th January 2011