The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is located in Al-Fustat, Egypt’s first capital after the Arab Islamic conquest in 641 A.D, and it was a natural choice for the museum because the area is rich in Coptic churches and monasteries, as well as the Coptic Museum, the Ibn Ezra Synagogue, and Egypt’s first mosque, the Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque. The Saladin Citadel can also be seen from the museum’s outdoor spaces, which highlights the museum’s unique location overlooking Lake Ain El-Sira, Cairo’s last natural lake.
The museum, which opened in stages in 2017, will house a collection of 50.000 items depicting Egyptian civilization from prehistoric times to the present. The permanent collection is split into two areas, one chronological and the other thematic. Archaic, pharaonic, Greco-roman, Coptic, Medieval, Islamic, modern, and contemporary will be the chronological areas. The following will be the thematic areas: The Nile, writing, state and society, material culture, beliefs and thinking, and a museum of royal mummies are all featured in this exhibition. In a Royal parade in 2021, the royal mummies were transported to the museum.
National Museum of Egyptian Civilization: Artifacts on display (Oct 2021)
Prehistoric Period 35000 Years Ago Since man lived in caves and rock shelters, prehistory has witnessed the evolution of humans and their experiences. As a scavenger and hunter, the prehistoric man fashioned stone tools to assist him in meeting
Predynastic Period (3800 – 3200 BCE.) The predynastic period is the final stage of the Neolithic epoch, preceding the development of writing and the foundation of the state in the Dynastic epoch. Sedentary communities on the Nile’s banks and the
The Dynastic Period (3100 – 2686 BCE) NMEC – Ancient Egypt (3200 – 332 BCE) When the ancient Egyptians succeeded in uniting the nation prior to the founding of the Egyptian state in the third millennium BCE, they established a system of
Greco-Roman Period 332 BCE – 641 A.D. Egypt became a part of the Hellenistic culture when Alexander the Great conquered Egypt in 332 BCE, and it was thereafter ruled by Ptolemy I, one of Alexander’s most important leaders. From the year 305 BCE
Coptic Art – NMEC As early as the reign of Augustus, Egypt had been linked to Christianity because of the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt when Herod I sought out the child in an attempt to kill him. Later, when Saint Mark the Evangelist came
Islamic Period (641 – 1517 A.D) – NMEC In 21 AH / 642 A.D., Egypt became an Islamic state associated with the Rashidun Caliphate’s headquarters in Medina. Since that time, Egypt has served as the wellspring of Islamic culture and civilization, …
As of October 2021, the above-mentioned objects are some of the most significant antiquities on display in the National Museum of Civilization, and you may get a spectacular guided tour to this Museum with Egypt Fun Tours by booking one of our Egypt Vacation Packages, or “for Egyptian residents, check Cairo Tours and Excursions.
Tour to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and the Royal Mummies Exhibit