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The Egyptian Museum of Civilization is officially open to the public.

by YCPress

April 4th local time, the Egyptian Civilization Museum in Cairo, the capital of Egypt, was officially opened to the public. According to data released by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Relics, the museum sold more than 800 tickets on its first day of opening.

Ahmed Gunem, executive curator of the Egyptian Civilization Museum, said that the museum covers an area of about 139,000 square meters and the main exhibition hall covers an area of about 2,000 square meters. It displays cultural relics from prehistoric times, ancient Egyptian pharaohs, Coptics to modern Egypt, including one about 35,000 years ago. The human skeleton of At present, the museum has 65,000 cultural relics, of which 1,600 are on display.

On the 3rd, in the presence of UNESCO Director-General Azule and the Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, Pololi Kashvili, Egyptian President Sisi announced the official opening of the Egyptian Civilization Museum.

On the evening of the 3rd, the Egyptian government held a grand parade and handover ceremony in Cairo, transferring 22 ancient Egyptian pharaohs and queen mummys in the Egyptian National Museum to the Egyptian Civilization Museum. To this end, the Egyptian Civilization Museum opened a royal mummy hall. According to the introduction, the exhibition hall will display about 150 cultural relics, which will be officially opened to the public on the 18th.

In 2002, with the joint efforts of UNESCO and the Egyptian government, the foundation stone of the Egyptian Civilization Museum was laid, and the temporary exhibition hall of the museum was opened to the public in 2017. The Egyptian Civilization Museum comprehensively displays the cultural style of Egypt’s various historical periods. It is a comprehensive venue integrating culture, education, innovation and research