Monday, 16 May 2011

Suez National Museum opens Thursday

Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf and Minister of State for Antiquities Zahi Hawass will officially inaugurate the Suez National Museum this Thursday.

The LE42 million, the museum is 5,950 square metres in size and displays 1,500 artefacts that tell the story of the city of Suez from prehistoric to modern times.

The Suez museum displays archaeological artefacts, illustrations and maps that reveal the history of the Suez Canal beginning with the time of the canal’s ancient forerunner, the Sesostris Canal. This ancient canal was built during the reign of King Senusret III (1878-1840 BC) to link the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea via the River Nile. A colossus statue of the king is on show.

To see pictures of the new musem, click. HERE

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