Tomorrow, Thursday, September 22, 2022, Mallawi Museum in Minya will receive its free Egyptian visitors, on the occasion of the celebration of the 6th anniversary of its reopening.
This was stated by Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, noting that the museum sector celebrates this day by organizing a series of events organized by the museum, including presenting a documentary film about the reopening of the museum, with a presentation of the most important activities that the museum presented to the public during the last period. In addition to the participation of a children’s choir, it presents some songs about peace under the title “Message of Peace”, on the sidelines of the celebration of the International Day of Peace, which was approved by the United Nations General Assembly, which falls on September 21 of each year.
For his part, Moamen Othman, Head of the Museums Sector, said that the museum includes 950 artifacts, most notably a double statue of “Bibi Ankh Ip” made of colored limestone dating back to the Sixth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom, and a statue of one of the daughters of King Akhenaten that was discovered in Tell el-Amarna. And a gilded wooden coffin dating back to the late period, and a set of canopic utensils to preserve the entrails of the deceased. It also contains a Quran written in black ink, from the Islamic era, dating back to 1292 AH, and from Coptic art, the museum displays an icon representing the Virgin Mary carrying Jesus, peace be upon him.
Jihan Nasseem, Director General of Mallawi Museum, added that the museum includes three museum exhibition halls. The second hall includes artifacts that express the funerary life of the ancient Egyptian and the methods of burial; It includes a collection of bronze and wooden statues and amulets. As for the third hall, it contains artifacts that depict the historical hierarchy of the civilizations that passed through Egypt, including the Pharaonic, Greek, Coptic and Islamic civilizations.
It should be noted that the history of the establishment of the Mallawi Museum dates back to 1961 AD, with the aim of having a regional museum that includes the antiquities of the regions of Tuna al-Jabal and Ashmounin in Minya. wrench.