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Methods of Smuggling Antiquities across Egyptian Borders

Audio-Described Film for the Visually Impaired at the BA Antiquities Museum

BA Antiquities Museum Summer Program From 20 May to 10 September 2019

The Wall of knowledge

BA Establishes an International Egyptology Center in Honor of Dr. Zahi Hawass

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 comprises about 1276 artifacts.

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