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Al-Arish National Museum


Mr. Sulaiman Abdul Ghani - Director General of Al-Arish Museum, says Sinai has played an important role in Egypt's history since the dawn of history, where commercial campaigns and mining and military. Since the income of the Hyksos, Egypt, during the era of transition II, and were able to reach to power nearly two-hundredth year, drew the attention of the Pharaohs to the importance of this region, which is Egypt's eastern gate, besides it is a land crossing an important role between Africa, Asia and Europe, it is also a source of danger that threatens the land of Egypt, so the Pharaohs to vaccinate this crossing is important, first through the wars in history; a path Horus military and established him a tenth fortress and castle and dug it wells to provide the campaigns with water and weapons stores and food has a pattern this way on the walls Temple of Karnak during the reign of King Seti the First One Dynasty 19, and was this way across the Sinai an important role, where they exited from all commercial campaigns in the Pharaonic era, going to Asia, as well as expeditionary warfare that came out of Egypt to eradicate the rebellions that were against the kings of Egypt. And also entered this way across the Sinai armies of the invaders, the beginning of the Persians, through Alexander the largest and the Islamic conquest, led by Amr ibn al-Aas, and the Crusaders, then the Tatars and Mongols, as well as the tripartite aggression against Egypt, and after the liberation of Sinai and the crossing of the armed forces in 1973 and wins the glorious October, appeared to need a huge national project for the development of Sinai for the exploitation of ores and important components, as well as to strengthen the security aspect of this important crossing.





The Supreme Council of Antiquities an important role and vital is the development of some archaeological sites that could be an important addition to the map of the Egyptian tourist hence generated the idea of establishing the Museum of Al-Arish National town of El Arish, the capital of North Sinai Governorate, on the way the international Rafah Cairo and is the same by Horus War on an area of 16,500 square meters including 2500 square meters building area and the rest of the museum as a service of the bazaars, and cafeterias, and garden museum, a theater-style open-air theaters Greek Romanian spread throughout Egypt, in addition to other service areas .


The museum houses seven halls of the main museum display in addition to room for the variable to the renewal and revitalization of museum display and strengthen tourism in the area of northern Sinai and the most important artifacts in found in the halls are:


Pharaonic hall:_ we find a huge statue of the falcon Horus symbol of ownership in ancient Egypt, and a statue of the goddess Sekhmet, goddess of war and the strength and courage, which had received terror in the hearts of the enemy during military campaigns.

And the Statue of King Thutmose III with the largest empire in ancient Egyptian history, which extended its borders from the Fourth Cataract River Euphrates south to the north, and a statue of King Ramses II, who defeated the Hittites at the Battle of Kadesh, and held the first peace treaty with them was found in full in history. And a statue of King Ramses III, who defeated the Sea Peoples in the battle naval war off the coast of Sinai, and head of the goddess Hathor, goddess of love, music, beauty, goddess of the turquoise in the Sinai, and some paintings stone, which was attributed to the Hyksos era, which bear the names of some kings of the Hyksos, cartridges inside ownership show the effect of Pharaonic civilization, the Egyptian culture to the enemy, and a statue of the king Nkhtnbu I, who triumphed over the Persians in battles warships.


Hall Greek Romanian:- find a part of the base bath Greek Romanian discovered in Sinai, inscribed "Good luck to the creator bathroom," and the bust was found in the water near the Mahmdiat in the Sinai, and in some respects stucco, which was placed on the mummy of the deceased to find out by the spirit of When you return the deceased to the cemetery to come to life in the other world.


Hall Coptic:- find Ms. icon birth of Christ in Bethlehem and the massacre of children of asylum and of the Holy Family to Egypt to escape persecution from the Roman and also a model for a cross of wood, the restaurant and the doctrine.


Islamic Hall:- find parts of the covering of the Kaaba, which was recommended by the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him to bring the fabric of the tapestry in Egypt and it was this fabric has an international reputation as well as some Almckawat decorative glass, which was used for lighting and Mashrabia wood and stucco mesh windows colored glass which allows light to enter into the house


Hall Pottery:-  find large silos for storing grains, by the name of King Seti II in a royal cartouche, and Msarj for lighting and pottery in various forms and uses.


Hall Currency: find a range of different currencies materials such as bronze, copper, gold and silver from the beginning of the era of Alexander the Great, through the Ptolemaic and Greco-Roman era to the modern era of the Islamic.


Heritage Hall Sinai:-  Sinai Bedouin find art tools and Accessories Clothing and Textiles and tools of daily life in addition to the exhibition hall variable to renew and revitalize the museum display Arish National Museum.Has been given, Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities special attention to this museum to match the world of museums in terms of view and lighting, insurance and monitoring, as well as coefficient of restoration that has been strengthened with the latest devices and equipment world to maintain the effects of damage.  And has been building this huge cultural edifice in the hands of Egyptian 100% without using any foreign expertise to demonstrate the capacity of the Egyptian completion of the work to be of universal character.

The museum was opened on 03/16/2008 and has honored us by opening Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak, wife of the President of the Republic in the presence of the Minister of Culture and the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and Mr. Major General Governor of North Sinai and a large selection of intellectuals, business people and policy


Museum and currently is receiving visitors and the users a day, seven days a week, ticket prices symbolic encouragement of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and Tourism in support of the North Sinai Governorate. 

 As the Department of the museum based on the instructions of Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities to do some cultural activities to show the role of the museum in the dissemination of culture in northern Sinai where exhibits art (exhibition of the artist Farouk Nagy Gallery Artist World
Mustafa Bakir and gallery exhibitions of artists of the Republic of Egypt, Arab which was opened by Rear Admiral Minister / Murad Muwafi Governor of North Sinai)
The museum as the work of the cultural festival for children every year during the summer months and leave half of the year. The festival is held annually on the orphan Park Open Air Theatre Museum also holds seminars monthly cultural conference hall in the museum




Source: - Al-Arish National Museum

Release date: - July 2010

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