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National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

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.

National Museum of Egyptian Civilization NMEC

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.

Artifacts on display (Oct 2021)

Prehistoric Artifacts in the NMEC
Prehistoric Period Artifacts in Civilization Museum (NMEC)
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 ...
Predynastic Period
Predynastic Period Artifacts in Civilization Museum (NMEC)
Predynastic Period (3800 - 3200 BCE.) The predynastic period is the final stage of the Neolithic epoch, preceding the development of writing and the ...
Grinding wheat man statue - NMEC
Dynastic Period Artifacts in Civilization Museum (NMEC)
The Dynastic Period (3100 – 2686 BCE) NMEC – Ancient Egypt (3200 – 332 BCE) When the ancient Egyptians succeeded in uniting the nation prior to the ...
Douche treasure
Greco-Roman Period Artifacts in Civilization Museum (NMEC)
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 ...
Coptic Art - NMEC
Coptic Period Artifacts in Civilization Museum (NMEC)
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 ...
Islamic Textile NMEC
Islamic Period Artifacts in Civilization Museum (NMEC)
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. ...

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 Best of Cairo Tours including the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization
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