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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...

Museums in Egypt

Museums in Egypt Egypt has many museums scattered throughout the country. There is no better way to learn the ancient Egyptian language than on Museum Tours' Hieroglyphic Egypt. The Egyptian Museum hosts the largest collection in the world of art and monuments from the Ancient Egyptian culture. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is one of the first stops on most people...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...