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Marsa Matrouh archaeological museum set to open in August

Nevine El-Aref , Sunday 6 Aug 2017
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Work at the marsa-matrouh library to prepare the halls to host artefacts
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A museum displaying the history of Egypt's northern Marsa Matrouh governorate is set to open at Matrouh's National Library at the end of August.

The project is part of a cooperation protocol signed between the Ministry of Antiquities and Marsa Matrouh governorate.

Marsa Matrouh governorate has offered part of its National Library to the ministry for the establishing of an archaeological museum that relates the history of the governorate through all the artefacts discovered within its borders, head of the Museums Sector at the Ministry of Antiquities Elham Salah told Ahram Online.

The project is entirely financed by Marsa Matrouh governorate.

The museum will consist of two levels and exhibit 1,000 artefacts excavated in Marsa Matrouh over the years.

The exhibit aims to highlight the role Marsa Matrouh, the country's northwest governorate which borders Libya, has played along the span of Egyptian history, with a focus on its role as a hub for trade with neighbouring countries and as a border city.

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An example of the showcases

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work at one of the museum's hall

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