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Sites & Museums Sites & Museums

Egypt has many important sites and museums that house many of the items in the Eternal Egypt virtual collection. Select a location to learn more and view the artifacts contained within.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Museum
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Museum

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Museum houses outstanding sculptures from various periods that show the brilliance of Egyptian artists throughout history.

Egyptian Museum
Egyptian Museum

The present Egyptian Museum was designed in 1896 by the French Architect Marcel Dourgnon. The artifacts are distributed on two floors in the T-shaped building.

Giza
Giza

Giza was chosen by King Khufu and his successors, Khafra and Menkaure, to erect their funerary complexes. The site also contains the tombs of the courtiers of the Fourth Dynasty and those of the workmen.

Islamic Ceramic Museum
Islamic Ceramic Museum

The Islamic Ceramic Museum in Zamalek occupies the ground and first floors in the palace of Prince Amr Ibrahim. The Palace is generally used as the Al-Gezira Art Center and the Museum houses a great collection of ceramics from the different Islamic periods.

Kom Ushim (Karanis) Museum
Kom Ushim (Karanis) Museum

Kom Ushim, near ancient Karanis, boasts of a small museum. Many artifacts found within the Fayium region are housed in this museum, including two of the famous "Faiyum Portraits".

Luxor Temple
Luxor Temple

The Luxor Temple, called "Ipet resyt", was dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun-Re, his wife Mut, and his son Khonsu.

Museum of Archeology in Tanta
Museum of Archeology in Tanta

The Governorate of Al Gharbiya is known for its ancient history, so no wonder that the Egyptian Government chose the year 1913 for the establishment of a Museum of Archeology in this city. However, very soon the museum was shut down and its content were put in storage. The museum re-opened in 1935, and was closed for a second time. Finaly, the Museum was opened to the public on 29 October 1990. It is on five floors; antiquities are exhibited on the first four floors, while the fifth floor contains the administration department, storage facilities, and a conference room.

National Library and Archives
National Library and Archives

The National Library and Archives was established by an AH 1286 (AD 1870) decree and was originally housed in the Palace of Prince Mustafa Fadel. As it grew, it moved to Bab El Khalq Square and then to its current location overlooking the Nile at Ramlet Boulak.

Roman Auditorium
Roman Auditorium

The auditorium was discovered by chance, underneath a rubble hill located in an area called Kom el-Dikkah. Some researchers believe it to be the Paneion, an area related to the god Pan that was mentioned by Strabo, a geographer from the times of the Roman Empire. The stadium was discovered when the Polish mission removed the rubble during their search for the tomb of Alexander the Great in 1960.

The Coptic Museum
The Coptic Museum

The Coptic Museum houses the largest collection of Coptic artifacts and the most significant collection of Coptic art in the world. It is located behind the walls of the famous Roman fortress of Babylon in the ancient district of Cairo (Misr Al-Qadima).

The Greco-Roman Museum
The Greco-Roman Museum

The Greco-Roman Museum in Alexandria was officially opened on 17 October 1892 by Khedive Abbas Helmy the Second and dedicated to the Greco-Roman period. Its collections include artifacts from Alexandria and Faiyum.

The Museum of Islamic Art
The Museum of Islamic Art

The idea of constructing the Museum of Islamic Art was in 1869. It began in the courtyard of the Mosque of Al-Hakim and was moved to the present premises on Port Said Street (formerly Al Khaleeg Al Misri) on Ahmad Maher Square. It houses more than 102,000 objects of Islamic art.

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