To celebrate its 118th anniversary, the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir is hosting a temporary 118-piece exhibition showing off all the trafficked antiquities that Egyptian authorities were able to rescue from smugglers at ports.
The Egyptian Museum in Tahrir is celebrating its 118th anniversary, and we think a happy birthday message is in order. Kicking this year off in high spirits, the museum is hosting a temporary 118-piece exhibition showing off all the trafficked antiquities that Egyptian authorities were able to rescue from smugglers at ports.
Not only that, but the museum will be permanently changing the collection displayed in Hall 56 of the upper floor. Attendants will be able to see these new pieces, which will be placed after the old collection is relocated to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization opening soon in Fustat.
The new exhibits were done. in part. with the hopes that people will continue to pay attention to the Egyptian Museum, after the opening of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and the Grand Egyptian Museum is expected to steer traffic away from it. For our part, we won't ever forget all those school trips we had there.
The celebration ceremony, held on Tuesday, also saw the handing over of ancient coins that were seized in Egypt back to the ambassadors of China, India and Saudi Arabia, who were all present at the event.