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The Islamic Art Museum’s Lens

 The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Antiquities Museum, in cooperation with the Museum

Rescuing the Ras el-Soda Temple: between the Past and Present

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) Antiquities Museum is organizing a festivity

Islamic Architecture and Jalāl al-DīnRūmī’s Poetry

 Considered the physical manifestation of a society’s culture, architecture is

The Chapels of the Sacred Horizon: Photographs of the Solar Alignment with Ancient Egyptian Chapels and Temples

The BA Antiquities Museum is hostingan exhibition entitled “The Chapels

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

 Within the framework of its regional and international role in

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 1276 artifacts.

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