116 years passed to the opening of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo
The Egyptian Museum, located in Tahrir Square in cairo, is organizing a grand ceremony marking the 116th anniversary of its inauguration, the Ministry of Antiquities said.
A press release from the ministry, said on Tuesday that the ceremony will be attended by Antiquities Minister Khaled Anani and a number of ministers, ambassadors and dignitaries from Egypt and abroad.
The Egyptian Museum is one of the largest and most famous international museums and is located in the heart of the Egyptian capital, which was created in 1835 and moved between several places, until the world of Egyptology Gaston Maspero opened it in 1902 under the reign of Abbas Helmy at its present location in the heart of Cairo.
The museum has more than 150,000 artifacts, the most important of which are the archaeological collections found in the Tombs of the Kings and the royal entourage of the Central family in Dahshur in 1894, and the world’s greatest archaeological group that reflects all the stages of ancient Egyptian history.
The excavations of the museum building began in 1897, along the British army barracks in Cairo at the Nile Palace, and in 1902 the archaeological collections of Ismail Palace in Giza were transferred to the museum, during which five thousand wooden carriages were used, while the huge monuments were transported on Two trains.
In November 1902, the Egyptian Museum was officially inaugurated, and the new museum was based on a gradual arrangement of the halls, and the monuments were categorized by the museum according to their themes, but for architectural reasons the monumental statues were placed on the ground floor and became the only museum in the world Stack with artifacts to the point that it has become more like a storehouse.