Museum in Egypt with world value
Being in a northern part of the square Medan Takhrir, the Egyptian museum (once a day with 9:00 till 18:45 is open; during Ramadan with 9:00 till 16:00; 40 pounds, for students – 20 pounds; photo and video filming is forbidden) seems actually same archaic, as well as history of old Egypt about which he knows. Opostom Mariyettom based in 1858 whom Serapeum in Sakkara and some huge temples of Upper Egypt (and later has been buried on the museum district) has dug out, it has outgrown for a long time an available building in what it is now sensitive the place for placement of artefacts of a faraonovsky era suffices. If to give to each exhibit on one minute, you will settle all the New year in Egypt, as nine months are required to examine all 136 thousand monuments. 40 thousand more are covered in the cellars, many of them were already absorbed by soft soil so new excavation already under a building is required. About pyramids in Giza the new bolshushchy building of the Egyptian museum now is under construction, in it the part of exhibits of present meeting will be placed. It is planned that it should open by 2015. At the same time, despite a disorder, bad lighting and missing quantity of provozhdayushchy inscriptions in an old museum, the richness of a collection does a museum in Egypt to one of the few really the world, which any guest of Cairo cannot pass. – four-hour visit it is enough of 1 three to see an exhibition of treasures of Tutankhamun and some other masterpieces. Each guest has loved objects, but it is necessary to include in the list on the ground floor of a hall of amarnsky art (halls 3 and 8), the best statues of Old, Average and New kingdoms (halls 42, 32, 22 and 12) and subjects from a nubian hiding place (hall 44). On the second floor fayyumsky portraits (hall 14), models from tombs (halls 37, 32 and 27) and, naturally, a hall of mummies (hall 56) though for an entrance in it take an additional payment.
To choose excursions in Egypt or to use the audioguide
Before entering into a museum, pay attention to a pond before a main entrance. Water lilies which grow there, are rare now blue lotuses, a plant with psychotropic properties which was applied by starenky Egyptians as medicine. Judging by some frescos and reliefs, they immersed lotus flowers in wine. When you will enter into a museum, excursions in Egypt accompanied by the guide which two hours (about 60 pounds at an o’clock usually proceed) though the museum deserves itself not rather six-hour survey will be, maybe, offered you. Guides perfectly know the subject and will promote you to understand in seen and if you visit a museum small group, their services will appear absolutely not such expensive. Other option – you can hire the audioguide with the recorded excursion trip (20 pounds on English, Arab or French), on his panel there are buttons with numbers of exhibits about which there is a speech. But, because exhibits were numbered in coordination with not enough 2 various systems, not to mention the new numbers used by the audioguide, business very much becomes complicated. Some objects have already on three various numbers, and often on them there are no other labels (in such cases we identified exhibits according to their more remarkable number). Best of the placed guidebooks to a museum – Illustrated Guide to the Egyptian Museum (150 pounds) with a set of a photo of the best exhibits of a museum. Monuments in it are described not in that order as they are presented in an exposition, but at the end there is an illustrated index which will help you to orient with the book text. Not including that, this book – a fine souvenir for memory of museum visit. An entrance in the cafe restaurant of Egypt located on the ground floor, – through shop of souvenirs from outer side of a museum.
Visit an eminent Egyptian museum the ordered rounds to Egypt from Odessa can.