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Ministry of Antiquities opens museum at Cairo International Airport

The museum displaying pieces of Egypt's distinguished history will open at the end of October

Nevine El-Aref , Tuesday 13 Oct 2015
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Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities wil open a small museum in the transit hall at Cairo International Airport's Terminal 3 at the end of this month in an attempt to promote tourism.

Elham Salah, head of the Museums Section at the ministry, told Ahram Online that the museum includes 38 artefacts carefully selected in order to display pieces of Egypt's distinguished civilisation through the span of time.

She explains that the objects show the daily life of the ancient Egyptians as well as their religious beliefs. The Islamic era is presented through a collection of lamps, plates, chandeliers and a copy of the Quran, while the Coptic era is shown through a collection of objects depicting religious rituals inside Cathedrals as well as Coptic manuscripts. A copy of the Holy Bible is also exhibited.

Salah said that the airport museum is meant to not only attract travellers who are visiting Egypt, but also those transiting through the airport. She pointed out that museum tickets cost $3 for foreigners and LE25 for Egyptians.

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Scott
06-11-2015 08:41pm
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A deal
$3 is a deal. Space and security at the airport isn't free. It's a small price to pay to support and promote these invaluable pieces of history.
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egos
13-10-2015 06:56pm
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$3 seriously?
Last time I flew out of San Francisco International there was a FREE exhibit in the international terminal of Egyptomania pieces from a local museum. If you want these artifacts to be a tourism attractor, you need to just display them somewhere that everyone can see. You are not going to attract MORE tourists who aren't already coming to Egypt for the antiquities by charging $3 to see 38 artifacts when they can go to the Egyptian museum and see more than that in a single case!
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