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New Exhibit at Coptic Museum Revisits Holy Family's Journey in Egypt

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities have put together a temporary exhibition titled 'Escape to Egypt' dedicated to the Holy Family's journey through Egypt.

First inaugurated in 1910, the Coptic Museum in Cairo holds the largest collection of Coptic antiquities in the world, forming a tableau of Coptic Christianity across Egyptian history. To celebrate its 112th anniversary, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities have put together a temporary exhibition titled 'Escape to Egypt' dedicated to the Holy Family's journey through Egypt, where Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary and Joseph sought refuge.


The exhibition features 11 artefacts from the museum's holdings, including four manuscripts from the Old and New Testaments, seven rare icons, and a set of modern coins minted in 2018 commemorating the stops that the Holy Family took throughout Egypt. The anniversary celebrations will include the opening of the Babylon Fort for visitors, a musical presentation with a Coptic choir, and a number of lectures to educate people on the significance of each of the Holy Family's stops in Egypt.


The 'Escape to Egypt' exhibit will be available at the Coptic Museum until June 30th.