Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum

Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian museum is the only Museum in Egypt that was built and intended to be a Museum, other museum were palaces and houses and reused as museum.

The Egyptian Museum was a great idea invented by great Egyptologists to house a large number of Ancient Egyptian Monuments excavated from all over Egypt.

The first time that the Egyptians understood the value of the Egyptian monuments dating to The French Expedition led by Napoleon Bonaparte at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century (1798-1801) .

Before this period the Egyptian monuments were subjected to be bought and sold. As well as many monuments were given as “gifts” by Egyptian ruler to friends from all over the world or a part of a deal as Mohamed Ali did when he acted in the way that all the Egyptian monuments and gave the famous Obelisk of King Ramesses II to king Louise Philippe king of France which is now standing in the place de la concord in Paris in return for the clock of his mosque the citadel.

The Egyptians did not understand the value of the monuments and mummies were bought by local Egyptians. This indicates that the mentality of the Egyptian at the time of the end of the 18th century, beginning of the 19th century did not completely absorb the importance of the great value of their ancient monuments until the time a person whose name was “Augustte Mariette” .

The history of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo
The Garden of the Egyptian Museum

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on Apr 14, 2016

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