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Graeco-Roman Museum of Alexandria

Statue of Serapis, the local cult of Alexandria. at alexandria museum The Graeco-Roman Museum of Alexandria is housed behind a Neo-Classical facade bearing the Greek inscription MOYXEION (mouseion; "museum") are 27 halls of exhibits, primarily classical statues and sarcophagi, and an attractive garden. Notable among the exhibits are many finds from the Temple of Serapis, an important shrine in ancient Alexandria. In...

Museum of Islamic Art (Cairo Islamic Museum)

Museum of Islamic Art (Cairo Islamic Museum) The museum is regarded as the largest in the Middle East and houses 86438 rare objects dating from early Islam to the Ottoman period. The museum of Islamic art is truly a wonderful reservoir of Islamic antiquities. It has a vast supplement of about 10200 artifacts that one cannot explore in a single day. The museum displays arts from the different...

Coptic Museum, Cairo

Coptic Museum, Cairo Housing the world's largest collection of Coptic Christian artwork, the Coptic Museum in Cairo is a must-see for visitors interested in Christian art or Egyptian history after the pharaohs. The Coptic Museum is a museum in Coptic Cairo, Egypt with the largest collection of Egyptian Christian artifacts in the world. The Coptic museum houses the...

The Museum of Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil and his wife

The Museum of Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil and his wife Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil was one of the public figures who significantly affected the fine arts movement during the second quarter of the 20 th century. He was born in 1877 and died in 1953. In 1901, he went to France to study the Law at the Sorbone university. In 1903, he married Ms. Emiline Lock, who was studying music in Paris's Conservatory. She...

The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum The Egyptian Museum is fairly large and, realistically, contains more than can be taken in in one visit. Of course it all depends on how into ancient Egypt you are, (I'm not particularly) but it's worth more than one visit. There's too much here for individual mention, but you must be fascinated by the room devoted to ostraca (flakes of limestone...

International Museums with Egyptian collections

International Museums with Egyptian collections If one is to believe Herodotus, Egyptians have existed ever since men appeared upon the earth. More recent observers have noted that Egypt has a longer recorded history than any other country of the Western world, and have reminded us that our own epoch is closer in time to the great temples of classical Greece than the ancient Greeks were to the...

Islam in Egypt

Islam in Egypt Islam means submission to God. Mohammed is the last of many messengers of God, the first messenger being Ibrahim (Abraham), and thus the seal of prophecy. All the Prophets received the true revelation and had passed it on to their peoples, the revelations that descended upon Mohammed were recorded by his followers and collected shortly after his...

Early Christianity in Egypt

Early Christianity in Egypt According to tradition, Saint Mark brought Christianity to Egypt in the reign of the Roman emperor Nero in the first century. Some of the early converts to the new faith came from within the Jewish community in Egypt, which represented the largest concentration outside of Palestine at that time. Christianity spread throughout Egypt within half a...

Ancient Egyptian Religion

Ancient Egyptian Religion A comprehensible knowledge of Egyptian religion is indispensable for anyone who wishes to grasp the essence of the Egyptian civilization. Religion had deeply dominated all aspects of the Egyptian culture, its art, science, government, and law. To sum up it was the womb of that ancient culture. Egyptian religion can be characterized by its infinite...

Hieroglyphic language of Egypt

Hieroglyphic language of Egypt Egyptian hieroglyphs was a formal writing system used by the ancient Egyptians that contained a combination of logographic and alphabetic elements. Egyptians used cursive hieroglyphs for religious literature on papyrus and wood. Less formal variations of the script, called hieratic and demotic, are technically not hieroglyphs. The history of...

Coptic Language of Egypt

Coptic Alphabet The Coptic language is derived from Late Egyptian, though its script is based on the Greek alphabet with the addition of seven Demotic (late Hieroglyphic) characters. Its origins date to the third century AD when it was developed to make the Christian scriptures available to the Egyptians. It became the liturgical language of the Coptic Church...

Arabic Language of Egypt

Arabic Language history of Egypt Arabic belongs to a language group standing between the Southern Semitic group (includes Ancient Sabaen, Sokotran, Tigre and Amharic) and the North-West Semitic group (including Hebrew and Aramaic though probably more closely related to the latter. These are branches of the Semitic language family, a sub-division of the Afro-Asiatic language...

Modern History of Egypt

Modern History of Egypt French Occupations On the pretext of securing the authority of the Ottoman Sultan in Egypt, and incidentally protecting the interests of the European merchants, Napoleon invaded Egypt in July 1798. In reality, however, the French invasion was another campaign designed to control the land route and ultimately the sea route to India, thwarting the...

History Of Islamic Egypt

History Of Islamic Egypt In the winter of AD 639, Amr ibn al As leading an Arab army coming from Syria entered Egypt. The Arabian Peninsula, Iraq and Syria were already under Muslim control, and the Khalif Omar had turned his armies against the two great hostile empires on his flanks - Persia in the east and Byzantium in the west. In AD 640, Amr advanced not towards the...

Coptic History in Egypt

Coptic Church History in Egypt According to tradition, Saint Mark brought Christianity to Egypt in the reign of the Roman emperor Nero in the first century. Some of the early converts to the new faith came from within the Jewish community in Egypt, which represented the largest concentration outside of Palestine at that time. Christianity spread throughout Egypt within half a...