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Reasons To Visit Sharm El-Sheikh National Museum

Farah Ahmed - Nov 2021

The Sharm El-Sheikh National Museum which has opened in late 2020 is Sinai's first antiquities museum and is located on airport road next to Naama Bay in South Sinai. That new museum built on a budget of around US$52 million and has three exhibit rooms, open theatre, event spaces, and retail space for local crafts.

The museum houses 5,200 artifacts from from prehistoric periods to the present, spanning the full history of Egyptian civilization. It depicts the everyday life of the ancient Egyptians during the New Kingdom with exhibited artifacts depicting the civilized life the ancient Egyptians were experiencing at the time.

The 1st exhibit room which is general hall is animal mummies that demonstrates the ancient Egyptians' fascination with nature, illustrating how the ancient Egyptians cared about animals, birds and insects in addition the collection includes mummified cats, eagles, crocodiles and baboon statues.

While the 2nd one shows artifacts from all other civilizations that share a history with Egypt and also artifacts from the Graeco-Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras as well as a full Roman bath.

A little portion of Princess Shewikar's exquisite bedroom a member of Egypt's previous royal family is on exhibit. It is worth mentioning the exhibition also includes jewellery and cosmetics originally owned by Mohamed Ali’s family.

The concept of constructing a museum in Sharm El-Sheikh began in 1999 and real construction began in 2003, however it was halted in 2011 due to the aftermath of the 25 January Revolution. Early in 2018. work resumed. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Egyptian visitors pay EGP 40, Egyptian students pay EGP 20, international tourists pay EGP 200, and foreign students pay EGP 100.

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