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New Museum to Document Egypt’s Capital Cities Through the Ages

From Memphis and Thebes, to Alexandria and Al Fustat.

Staff Writer

New Museum to Document Egypt’s Capital Cities Through the Ages

Egypt’s Supreme Council of Activities (SCA) have signed a cooperation protocol to with the Massa Group to establish a new museum in the New Administrative Capital (NAC), set to be completed this year, to showcase the development of Egypt’s capitals along the span of history.

The museum will be taking part in an arts and culture city, located in the NAC, displaying an artifact collection, selected by the newly founded Committee for Museum Exhibition Scenario, said the Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany.

The Committee is responsible for designing exhibition scenarios in museums across the country. The signed protocol is in accordance with articles of the Antiquities Portection Law and is said to last 10 years with the option of renewal. It also gives both the SCA and Massa Group an equal share of the museum’s revenue.

Documenting the history of Egypt under different rules, from Memphis, Thebes and Tel Al-Amarna in Luxor, to Alexandria, Al Fustat and Cairo, the exhibition will also take us on a ride through Mohamed Ali’s dynasty to Khedival Cairo, displaying small artifacts like stamps, coins, statues and even trading contracts and reliefs.

Photo of Al Fustat, the first capital of Egypt under Muslim rule