The Ministry of Antiquities is preparing to open the  Hurghada Museum, with 1000 artifacts that tells the history of Egypt and the Red Sea
The Ministry of Antiquities is preparing to open the Hurghada Museum, with 1000 artifacts that tells the history of Egypt and the Red Sea

Hurghada Museum is Hurghada`s newest attraction and its going to be the first of its kind in the Red Sea, The museum  is partnership between the Ministry of Antiquities and the private sector,The private partner will be responsible about promoting  and the contract with private tourism companies to attract tourists to the museum while the Ministry of Antiquities will be responsible about management .

The company has completed the construction work on an area of three thousand meters and currently they are working on  the completion of interior decoration and showcases , and it is scheduled to open early January next year

The museum is planned to contain about 1000 artifacts that is carefully  selected from various other museums, it will contain relics related to the Red Sea, Roman and ancient Egyptian artifacts. 

According to a source at the Ministry of Antiquities, the museum will also contain all the monuments of the Red Sea Governorate, including artifacts in the valley of Hammamet, the ruins of the Roman city of Safaga and the Roman city of El Gouna, Wadi Gasos area south of Safaga city, in addition to antiquities from various eras, including ancient Egyptian golden artifacts, and a special part for the monuments of the royal family of Mohamed Ali.

According to press statements by Sabah Abdel Razek, the director of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, the upper part of the statue of Queen Merritt Amon will leave the Egyptian Museum to be displayed at the Hurghada Museum, the statue is one of the most valuable treasures displayed in the Egyptian Museum and it was discovered inside her small temple in Ramessium

According to the ministry  the Hurghada Museum is planned to be one of the aspects of attracting tourism, and encourage holidaymakers to visit museums during their stroll in these coastal areas and will contribute to the promotion of Egyptian monuments.

photo source: Ahram online

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Photo source : Ahram online

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