Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Museum opening at Cairo Airport

COPTIC WATCH: Ministry of Antiquities opens museum at Cairo International Airport. The museum displaying pieces of Egypt's distinguished history will open at the end of October (Nevine El-Aref, AhramOnline).
[Elham Salah, head of the Museums Section of Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities] explains that the objects show the daily life of the ancient Egyptians as well as their religious beliefs. The Islamic era is presented through a collection of lamps, plates, chandeliers and a copy of the Quran, while the Coptic era is shown through a collection of objects depicting religious rituals inside Cathedrals as well as Coptic manuscripts. A copy of the Holy Bible is also exhibited.