Arts & Culture

Egypt’s Royal Hunting Museum Reopens following a 10-year closure

Egypt’s Royal Hunting Museum Reopens following a 10-year closure

Egypt’s Hunting Museum officially reopened on Tuesday after being closed to the public for 10 years.

Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Anany attended the inauguration of the museum, which was closed back in 2007 for restorations. The ceremony was attended by several foreign ambassadors and officials from the Antiquities Ministry.

Head of Museums Sector at the ِAntiquities Ministry Elham Salah said during the inauguration ceremony that the reopening of the Hunting Museum, located at Manial Palace, after a 10-year closure reflects the ministry’s eagerness to achieve progress, inaugurate new projects, and develop a number of Egyptian museums to revive tourism sector.

Director of Manial Palace Walaa Al-Deen Badawy said that the museum displays about 1,180 pieces of preserved animals, birds and butterfly skeletons that were collected during the hunting trips of King Farouk and Prince Mohamed Ali. It also includes the skeleton of a camel that was once used to transport  the Kaaba cover from Cairo to Mecca.

The history of the museum dates back to 1963. Following the 1952 revolution, the story of the museum started to be a place that included animals and birds that were hunted by the royal family. In 2007, Manial Palace was closed for restorations and was reopened in March 2015 with the exclusion of the Hunting Museum

 

Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway Remove Travel Restrictions to Egypt’s South Sinai
Careem, UNHCR Team Up to Collect Funds for MENA Refugees

Subscribe to our newsletter


Arts & Culture

More in Arts & Culture

Trumpets, Dressage and Oasis Spa: a Golden Age Reflected in Ubuntu’s Latest Exhibition

Henry H.C. WooSeptember 19, 2018

Egyptian-French Actor Gamil Ratib Dies at 91

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 19, 2018

American-Egyptian Expedition Discovers New Tombs in Lisht Village

Nour EltiganiSeptember 18, 2018

18 New Naguib Mahfouz Short Stories to Be Published

Mirna AbdulaalSeptember 17, 2018

Sandstone Sphinx Statue Discovered in Kom Ombo

Sara AhmedSeptember 16, 2018

Reviving Egypt’s Lost Art Legacy: Naguib Sawiris Establishes Tahrir Cultural Centre

Mirna AbdulaalSeptember 15, 2018

King of Rock n’Raï Rachid Taha Dies Aged 59

Sara AhmedSeptember 13, 2018

Egypt’s Jewish Community Celebrates Jewish New Year

Sara AhmedSeptember 10, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.