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Abdeen Palace Museum

Abdeen Palace Museum Complex, Cairo, Egypt It is one of the official residences of the President of Egypt. The Abdeen Palace Museum complex features a military museum of all arms presented as gifts to President Mubarak on different occasions, a museum of ancient weapons and a third of the medals and orders of merit bestowed on members of Egypt’s formal royal family and eminent Egyptian...

Seif and Adham Wanly Egyptian Art Collection (Hussein Sobhy Museum)

Seif and Adham Wanly Egyptian Art Collection (Hussein Sobhy Museum) Adham Wanly was a painter who introduced modern art to Egypt after studying at the Studio of the Italian Artist Otorino Becchi. After his mentor’s death, in 1934 he opened a private studio to teach painting without using models. He explored nature through every day events of his hometown which he subjected to his painting; namely the sea,...

Mahmoud Saeed Museum

Mahmoud Saeed Museum Mahmoud Said was one of the pioneering artists of Egypt ’s modern art. It occupies 732 metres area surrounded by 2176 metres voids at Mohammed Pasha Said St., in Janaklis district in Alexandria . Works of Mahmoud Said represent the national spirit and Egypt glories. Also Mahmoud Said expressed in his works on he important bases of the modern...

Tanis (San El-Hagar) Museum

Tanis (San El-Hagar) Museum San el-Hagar is the name of the modern town closest to the ruined city of Tanis situated approximately 130km north-east of Cairo, was the Late Period capital of the 19th Lower Egyptian nome, having replaced Per-Rameses (Qantir) as the royal residence of kings during Dynasties XXI and XXII. The city whose ancient name was Djanet (also called Suan...

Mansoura National Museum (Dar Ibn Loqman)

Mansoura university Mansoura National Museum used to be Dar Ibn Lockman, the house where Louis IX was imprisoned in 1250 during the Seventh Crusade. The exhibition showcases the work of over 150 artists: oil paintings, water colours, photography, graphics, sculpture and pottery. Present were head of the Plastic Arts Syndicate, veteran caricaturist Mustafa Hussein and...

Taha Hussein Museum or Ramatan

inside the Taha Hussein Museum or Ramatan The Taha Hussein Museum or "Ramatan" is made up of two stories. The ground floor houses Dr. Taha Hussein's study and a part of his 7,000 book library, a great reception hall where he received men of letters, politicians and artists every Sunday evening. In one of the corners of this hall stand a huge piano, a gramophone and records of rare musical...

Luxor Museum of Ancient Art and the Nubia Museum of Aswan

Luxor Museum of Ancient Art and the Nubia Museum of Aswan Through its beautifully designed display of carefully selected masterpieces found in the area of ancient Thebes, the Luxor Museum of Ancient Art illuminates the golden age of pharaonic Egypt. Opened in 1975, this small museum on the Nile Corniche holds one of the finest collections of Egyptian sculpture in the world, in a building whose layout and...

Elephantine Island Museum (Aswan Museum)/Ruins of Abu

Elephantine Island (Aswan Museum) ancient collection: Statue of Harwa The Elephantine Museum is located on on the south-eastern side of the city's Elephantine Island in the River Nile, located just downstream of the First Cataract at the southern border of Ancient Egypt and has artifacts primarily related to that area in the midst of spectacular sub-tropical gardens. The building that houses the collection, which...

Hydrobiological Institute and Museum

The Fort of Qaitbay is erected on the northern tip of the Eastern Port on the site of the ancient Pharos of Alexandria, the fort design is influenced by both medieval architecture as well as by the lighthouse original layout. The fort also houses the Naval Museum. A short distance southwest from Fort Qaitbay is the Hydrobiological Museum, with...

Ras El Tin Palace

Ras El Tin Palace To the west of the Qaitbay Fort is where one of the most important events in the history of modern Egypt took place. It was here that Farouk signed his abdication papers bringing the monarchy to an end. Along nearby beaches lie small boatyards where craftsmen build luxury wooden boats for rich Gulf emirs using little in the way of tools. The Ras...

Al Muntazah (Montaza) Palace Museum and Gardens

Al Muntazah (Montaza) Palace Museum and Gardens, Alexandria, Egypt During the 20th cetury, the Alexandria became Egypt’s summer Capital. One of the most beautiful beaches of Alexandria is Al-Muntazah coast (Cleopatra island), where according to mythology, Queen Cleopatra lived one of her most beautiful days. The Late King Fouad built residential palaces surrounded by enormous gardens on this island to make it the...

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...