Egypt is set to open five new museums within the coming three months. Which one will you visit first?
Things are about to get more cultural over here in Om El Donia as the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is set to open five new museums within the next three months: the Royal Chariots Museum which will open this month, the Cairo Airport Museum opening in September, while the Sharm El Sheikh museum, Old Cairo’s National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and the Kafr El-Sheikh museum are all planned to open in October.
Built during the reign of Khedive Ismail, the Royal Chariots museum – which has been closed for 20 years –is set to showcase a variety of different, well, chariots from that period, including the iconic chariot that Khedive Ismail received from French Empress Eugenie as a gift for the occasion of the official opening of the Suez Canal.
The Cairo Airport museum is set to exhibit over 70 artefacts from across Egypt’s history, while the Museum of Egyptian Civilisation – a project which UNESCO contributed to is set to become one of the largest museums of civilization in Egypt and the Middle East.
Shedding light on the affect of Egyptian civilization on different fields such as medicine, engineering, astronomy agriculture and trade is the Kafr El-Sheikh Museum, which is located right next to Kafr El-Sheikh University. And lastly, displaying over 5800 artefacts that tell the story of the different facets of Egyptian civilisation from across governorates like Suez, Ismalia, Sakkara and Alexandria.