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National Naval Museum at Qaitbay Fort (Citadel)

inside the Qait Bey fort is the Naval Museum A high ridge at the end of the beach along Alexandria's coast was once the site of the fabled Lighthouse of Pharos. It collapsed after an earthquake in the 14th century. Qait Bey Fort remains as the only reminder that Alexandria provided safe harbor for vessels seeking refuge and trading opportunities. Fortress Qait Bey was built on the northern...

Al Matariya Obelisk Museum

Al Matariya Obelisk Museum Al Matariya Obelisk and the Virgin’s Tree. The suburb of Matariya stands on the site of one ofEgypts most ancient cities On called by the Greeks Heliopolis where the world s first observatoryonce towered, and of which nothing but the Obelisk now remains. There too, is the Virgin’s Tree,which provided the Holy Family with shade and shelter during...

Egyptian Railway Museum/Cairo Railway Museum

Egyptian Railway Museum/Cairo Railway Museum Amid the vast curiosity over pyramids and pharaohs, there is also another attraction in Cairo worthy of visit and this is the 70-year old Railway Museum. The Egyptian Railway Museum was founded in 1933 and chronicles the history and development of the ENR. It is located near the Ramses Station in Cairo. It houses some seven hundred exhibits,...

Solar Boat Museum/Khufu (or Cheops) Boat Museum

Solar Boat Museum/Khufu Boat Museum The ancient Egyptians believed the dead pharaoh would join the Sun God in his solar boat to sail through the underworld. In 1954 an actual solar boat (or barque) was found in a sealed pit next to the Pyramid of Khufu. The boat was made of cedar wood and almost perfectly preserved, although disassembled in to over 1000 pieces. A team of...

Ahmed Shawky Museum

Monument to Ahmed Shawky Museum Shawki named his house after Ibn Hani Al Abbasi, commonly known as Abu Nuwwas, a famous Abbasite poet (756-814 AD). shawki was highly infatuated with this great poet, whose real talent and rich achievements had not been duly evaluated and rather unjustly criticized. He was commonly, but not fairly, portrayed as a wanton and frivolous legendary...

Saad Zaghloul Museum

A visit to the home of Egypt’s great leader - Saad Zaghloul In Munira, Cairo One of the great figures in Egypt’s modern history, Saad Zaghloul was known in his day as “father of the nation.” Zaghloul, founder of the Wafd Party, was the first Prime-Minister of Egypt after the Constitution of 1923. A continuous thorn in the side of the British, he was twice exiled by their Agent in Egypt and returned each time greater in...

Royal Carriage Museum

Royal Carriage Museum One of a number of small museums in the Citadel is the Royal Carriage Museum in Cairo. Its small collection of carriages are borrowed from the larger Carriage Museum located in Bulaq. It is housed in the building once used as the British Officers' Mess (until 1946) during the colonial period. Carriage Museum is on the grounds of the Military...

National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC)

National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) The Museum is located in El Fustat, founded as the first capital of Islamic Egypt by the Arab Conqueror Amr Ibn Al-Aass in 640 A.D. Now in the heart of Cairo, on the road to the pyramids, El Fustat is home to important monuments and archaeological sites, including the Citadel of Salahedin, the Hanging Church, the Mosque of Amr Ibn Al-Aass, and the...

Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)/Giza Museum

Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)/Giza Museum The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) also known as the Giza Museum will be built by 2013 at the cost of $US 550M. The museum will be sited on 50 hectares of land in Giza and is part of a new master plan for the plateau. On January 5, 2002 Egyptian President Mubarak laid the foundation stone. The museum site is two kilometers from the Giza pyramids and...

Mohamed Nagy Museum

Mohamed Nagy Museum It includes Mohamed Nagy, founder of modern Egyptian photography art works of art. The museum commemorates painter Mohammed Nagy, who co- pioneered the Egyptian modern art after his return from Florence. In his work he produced a blend of Egypt’s past and present. He was fascinated with Nature and murals made by ancient Egyptian artisans. He was...

Gawhara (Jewel) Palace/ Qasr al-Gawhara Museum/ Bijou Palace

Gawhara (Jewel) Palace/ Qasr al-Gawhara Museum/ Bijou Palace The Citadel is called for major monument, (also called Saladin's Citadel) is a majestic site on a hill contains 3 mosques [Muhammad Ali Pasha (aka Mosque of Mohamed Ali), Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qala’un Mosque & Mosque of Suleyman Pash], a Palace (Al-Gawhara Palace), and 2 museums (National Military Museum and the Police Museum). Gawhara...

Higher Institute of Folklore Museum

The Objectives of Egyptian Society for Folk Traditions include cultural and scientific services, It provides technical and intellectual assistance to Folklore students and the traditional bearers of the intangible cultural heritage in the form of training and safeguarding, The Society, also provides different organizations and governmental...

Egyptian Ethnological Museum

Egyptian Ethnological Museum In Shari Qasr el-Aini, which runs south from the Midan el-Tahrir, is the Ethnological Museum. Established in 1895 by Khedive Ismail as part of the Geographical Society, this neglected museum gives visitors the opportunity to learn about daily activities and traditions in modern Cairo. Exhibits include eresous (licorice syrup) vendors, traditional...

Museum of Islamic Ceramics/ Prince Amr Ibrahim's palace (Qasr Ali Ibrahim), Cairo

Museum of Islamic Ceramics/ Prince Amr Ibrahim's palace, Cairo Zamalek is a district of Cairo encompassing an island on the Nile River. It is connected with the river banks through three bridges on each east and west side of the island. Under Khedive Ismail the Island was called "Jardin des Plantes" (garden of plants), because of its great collection of exotic plants shipped from all over the world. De la...

Agricultural Museum, Cairo

Agricultural Museum, Cairo There is much truth in the famous saying: “Egypt is the gift of the Nile”. This is because the Nile is the major source of water used in agriculture in Egypt. Therefore, because of agriculture's ancient and continuing importance to Egyptian life, during the 1930s the Egyptian government decided to build an agriculture museum. Highlights include...