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Spiritual Heritage of Ancient Egypt: AllatRa Science Lecture

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Antiquities Museum is holding a lecture entitled

“Unfolding the Mysteries of Papyri: From Meaning to Significance” Festivity

Due to the importance of papyri in the Ancient Egyptian

Artifacts from the BA Antiquities Museum among the collection selected for the British Museum first exhibition of underwater archaeology

Three-hundred outstanding pieces will be brought together for the Exhibition,

Overview

The BA Antiquities Museum is the first among all archeological Museums in the world that is located within a library. The initiative came from Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak, during one of her visits to the construction site of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Mrs. Mubarak called for creating a committee to prepare the necessary studies to assemble a museum that would house the artifacts discovered at the construction site. A committee of archeologists was set up to develop a plan for the museum.

The Museum's collection documents various epochs of Egyptian civilization dating from the Pharaonic era up to the Islamic period, including the Greek civilization that came to Egypt with the conquest of Alexander the Great. It was followed by the Roman and Coptic civilizations before Islam established itself in Egypt. The collection houses about 1316 artifacts.

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