It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms. We use cookies to make our website work more efficiently, to provide you with more personalised services or advertising to you, and to analyse traffic on our website. In the garden adjacent to the building of the museum a memorial to famous egyptologists of the world is located. Nearly 20 years in the making, the Grand Egyptian Museum is still under construction, but it's expected to open to the public sometime in 2020. [3] Named for the retired British major who restored the homes in the 1930s and 40s, the museum is filled with period furnishings and artwork. The historical and cultural heritage of Nubia -- a region that encompasses southern Egypt and northern Sudan -- is the focus of this award-winning Aswan museum. The Museum holds the largest collection of Egyptian objects outside Egypt telling the story of life and death in the ancient Nile Valley. Experience the sights, smells and sounds of different cultures with multisensory activities. Among the displayed artifacts are two statues of King Tutankhamun made of cedar wood and covered with gold, a statue of King Akhenaten, ushabti statues that belonged to the Nubian kings, a mummy of a child and a small polychrome glass vase.[8]. Egyptian canopic jars decorated with heads of the four sons of Horus – human, hawk, baboon and jackal. In 1855, Archduke Maximilian of Austria was given all of the artifacts by the Egyptian government; these are now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Items on display include a partial reconstruction of a rare Akhenatan temple, a life-sized statue of Amenhotep III with the crocodile god Sobek, and the mummies of pharaohs Ramses I and Ahmose I. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo has been the go-to spot for Egyptology fans for years. Taking a cue from the historic house museums of Europe and North America, Egypt is also transforming some of its heritage homes into museum spaces like Cairo's Gayer Anderson -- which has already "starred" in a James Bond movie. Two special rooms contain a number of mummies of kings and other royal family members of the New Kingdom. Costing more than half a billion dollars, the world's largest museum dedicated to a single ancient civilization is to house more than 100,000 artifacts and display the full Tutankhamen collection for the first time. This page was last edited on 4 November 2020, at 16:27. Visit resource: Nebamun: what can you learn from an Egyptian tomb? Virtual Visit: Myth-busting ancient Egypt, School presentation: Daily life in ancient Egypt, Digital session: Decoding ancient Egyptian tomb painting, School workshop: Taught handling for SEN students, Digital session: Around the world in a day. For ages 7–11 (KS2). It's only in recent decades that a flurry of museum-building up and down the Nile has allowed the Middle Eastern nation to showcase more of its artistic and cultural heritage than ever before. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. On the ground floor there is an extensive collection of papyri and coins used in the Ancient world. In 2020 the museu… Courtesy Experience Egypt, Egyptian Tourism Authority. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. For ages 7–11 (KS2) students learn about the varied cultures of five ancient societies. Perched on a commanding bluff overlooking the Nile, the collection spans prehistoric times through to the Islamic period including artifacts saved from the rising waters of Lake Nasser and precious objects from the ruined city of Meroë. Cairo preserves several of its historic homes including two 17th century residences at the Gayer Anderson compound in the Sayeda Zainab neighborhood -- Beit el-Kiridiliya or "House of the Creatan Woman," built in 1632, and Beit Amna Bent Salim, constructed in 1540. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms. Join us on a 12-month journey to see them all, Tutankhamun's tomb conserved for future generations, A 'secret' tour inside the long-awaited Grand Egyptian Museum. There are also a few examples of the art, including animals and an ancient high priest. For ages 7–16 (KS2, KS3 and KS4). Connect your classroom to the British Museum for a live interactive workshop. The coins are not only Egyptian, but also Greek, Roman, and Islamic. As of March 2019, the museum is open to the public. Also on the ground floor are artifacts from the New Kingdom, the time period between 1550 and 1069 BC. [1] They remained there until 1902 when they were moved, for the last time, to the current museum in Tahrir Square, built by the Italian company of Giuseppe Garozzo and Francesco Zaffrani to a design by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article. The numerous pieces of papyrus are generally small fragments, due to their decay over the past two millennia. Those items include statues, tables, and coffins (sarcophagi), it also contains 42 rooms, upon entering through the security check in the building, one looks toward the atrium and the rear of the building with many items on view from sarcophagi and boats to enormous statues. The museum is surrounded by gardens and six ancient Coptic churches. In 1891, the collections were moved to a former royal palace, in the Giza district of Cairo. The coins found on this floor are made of many different metals, including gold, silver, and bronze. Please enable JavaScript in your web browser to get the best experience. For ages 7–11 (KS2), students create a digital collage inspired by the paintings from the tomb of Nebamun. The Egyptian government established the museum built in 1835 near the Ezbekieh Garden and later moved to the Cairo Citadel. 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