Al-Fustat Museum

Al-Fustat Museum

Al-Fustat Museum or the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, the last stable for the Egyptian mummies, after they were transferred from the Egyptian Museum today in a solemn procession. 

It is characterized by the manifestations of accumulation that characterized the Egyptian civilization during various eras, starting from prehistoric times to our contemporary time.

According to the description of Dr. Ashraf Reda, a professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Zamalek, in previous press statements: The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization “Al Fustat Museum” is a wonderful architectural masterpiece, starting from the block of the building overlooking the historic Lake Ain Al-Sira.

the interior architectural details, and a high-end museum display that competes with the offers The world of antiquities museums, starting from the ancient Egyptian civilization, through different ages, to the Arab civilization in the Islamic eras, through selected collections, calls for pride for every Egyptian.

Al-Fustat Museum
Al-Fustat Museum

History of Fustat Museum

According to the State Information Service: The idea of establishing the museum dates back to 1982, when UNESCO announced an international campaign to establish the National Museum of Civilization and the Nuba Museum in Aswan. Until 2005, the foundation stone of the museum building was laid in 2002.

 

The halls of the Fustat Museum:

 

Temporary exhibition hall .. “Egyptian crafts through the ages”:

 

Opened in February 2017, it displays four crafts: pottery – wood – weaving – jewelry, and about 400 artifacts from different eras.

 

Central Exhibition Hall (the heart of the museum):

 

The central exhibition hall includes the main display of the museum, and the visitor can get an integrated idea of ​​the Egyptian civilization and its most important achievements through its different eras, starting with “prehistoric times, passing through the Pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Coptic and Islamic eras, and reaching the modern and contemporary era,” in addition to the popular heritage.

 

Mummies Showroom in Al-Fustat Museum

 

The most important feature of the Museum of Civilization is the Royal Mummies Gallery, which was specifically designed to display the mummies of the kings and queens of Pharaonic Egypt, and which creates the atmosphere for the visitor in the Valley of the Kings.

 

Capital Museum:

 

The Capital Museum displays the “glass pyramid” and its history, and presents, using modern technological methods, a view of all the landmarks of ancient and modern Cairo.

 

The exhibition hall “Dawn of Civilization”:

 

Identifying the first beginnings of the features of the Egyptian civilization in its early ages, and how it arose until the beginning of the formation of the features of the Egyptian state. It presents a set of tools, the oldest of which date back to nearly half a million years at least, in addition to a number of art pieces and utensils, which represent the early activity of the ancient Egyptians.

 

Nile View Hall in Al-Fustat Museum

 

The story of the emergence of the Nile River in Egypt deals with how the oldest civilizations arose on its banks.

 

Writing and science exhibition hall

 

The hall displays how the Egyptians came to write, which confirms the leadership of the Egyptians and preceded them from other nations in access to writing.

 

Material culture display hall:

 

The hall displays physical evidence of the greatness of the Egyptian civilization, such as architecture and its development, and the story of all kinds of arts such as sculpture, photography, ornaments, decorative tools, musical and expressive tools, and others.

 

State and Society Exhibition Hall:

 

It presents the emergence of the Egyptian state and the relationship between the government and society and how it was based on justice and equality.

Thought and Beliefs Exhibition Hall:

 

It displays the beliefs and religions of the Egyptians through the ages and how they knew the power of God and that they did not worship statues or individuals and were the closest to the heavenly religions in their interpretation of the origin of the universe.

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