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What You Didn’t Know About the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

August 14, 2021
Just above the Hall of Mummies Photo via NMEC

From royal mummies and ancient artefacts and inscriptions to historic cultural practices and customers, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) has it all. Entering the main exhibition hall of the NMEC (not to be confused for the Grand Egyptian Museum), the diversity of the pieces is undeniable. The displays tell stories from every time period that contributed to Egypt’s history. As the first cultural hub of its kind in the entire Arab world, the NMEC takes all visitors on an exciting journey through Egypt’s rich heritage and practices. The Egyptian Streets team took an extensive tour of the museum’s open halls and discovered not only why the museum is a must-visit for local and foreign tourists, but also how the museum is unlike any other in Egypt. This is Egypt’s first museum focusing solely on civilizations The NMEC is the first Egyptian museum dedicated to exhibiting the multiple eras from across Egyptian history. From the prehistoric period, moving on to the Pharaonic, followed by the Coptic, Islamic, and contemporary periods, the museum’s main exhibition hall encompasses an array of rich artefacts, stories, and even traditional clothes. In the contemporary…

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