Last Update 10:52
Wednesday, 25 April 2018

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
A showcase of the museum
Views: 3971
Views: 3971

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.

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

06-11-2015 08:41pm
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.
Comment's Title

13-10-2015 06:56pm
$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!
Comment's Title

© 2010 Ahram Online.