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Egypt's Suez Museum celebrates National day with military history exhibition

An exhibition on Egypt's military history was inaugurated Saturday at the Suez National Museum, marking heroic resistance to Israel in the 1973 war

Nevine El-Aref , Saturday 24 Oct 2015
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Relief showing a Pharaoh with a captive displayed at the Suez exhibition (Courtesy of Elham Salah)
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Entitled "Leaders and Weapons: Flashes of Egypt's military history," the Ministry of Antiquities celebrates Suez National Day at the Suez National Museum through the inauguration of a temporary exhibition displaying Egypt's military history.

The National day of Suez commemorates the heroic resistance of the local citizens in the city on the Suez Canal during the October War between Egypt and Israel. Residents who opted to stay home after the 1967 war of Suez foiled on October 24th the attempt by Israeli army tank divisions to capture the city.

Elham Salah, director of the museums section at the Ministry of Antiquities, told Ahram Online that the exhibition will last for three days and visits to the museum would be free of charge on the days of the exhibition, starting today (Saturday).

Salah explained that the exhibition relates the history of Egypt's army since the ancient Egyptian era through to modern times.

It includes 50 artefacts that are carefully selected from the Suez Museum's collection, whether exhibited or stored. The objects include of a collection of statues depicting renowned ancient Egyptian military leaders, limestone reliefs depicting captives, as well as a number of weapons such as swords, guns, silver armor and arrows.

On the fringes of the exhibition, a play and an operetta were organised, as well as a sports day for school children.  

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Masri
25-10-2015 01:57am
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Builders not Warriors
Ancient Egyptians were builders, not warriors. One of the reasons their civilization endured for millennia is because they were masters of Agriculture, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, and Astronomy. There were not warriors, they had no military ambitions … Egypt succeeded when its rulers were builders and failed when its rulers have become warriors. Maybe we should go back to our origins, not the fallacy of hoarding fighter jets and aircraft carriers!
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Arabesque
27-10-2015 02:04am
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Realpolitik
An out-of-Earth opinion that only works in a Utopia! Either it's out of utter ignorance about international politics, or conscious/unconscious support for some foreign party. Even the smallest, most civilized nations regularly bolster their armies: Switzerland, Korea, and not to mention chronically-insecure colonial Israel. Actually drafting laws are much harder in many such countries than here. Even Japan is not as pacifist as it seems; because it cannot but tacitly supports all US crimes, the country it owes its military protection to. The same with all countries hosting tens of US bases worldwide. However, if a properly-founded unbiased UN was doing this job (not the self-appointed World Policeman--the US), as a "world government" should do, then countries can focus more on development and the world become a better place.
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