21 October 2019 12:57 AM

Reception of antiquities in the Museum of Civilization in Fustat

Tuesday، 17 September 2019 - 01:34 PM

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat received a collection of antiquities donated by the American University in Cairo to the Ministry of Antiquities, which was acquired by the University in the 1960s, in accordance with the division law in force in Egypt at the time, which allowed foreign excavation missions in Egypt to obtain On the 50% of the excavations, these pieces were the products of the excavations of the Egyptian-American mission in the area of ​​Fustat headed by archaeologist George Scanlon.

Dr. Ahmed Sherbini, the general supervisor of the Museum of Egyptian Civilization, said that the number of pieces is about 5,000 pieces including stone paintings, pottery and glassware, and parts of statues and sarcophagi dating from the Islamic, Coptic, Pharaonic, Greek and Roman eras.

Inas Jaafar, Deputy General Supervisor of the Museum for Archaeological Affairs, explained that a committee of warehouse managers has been formed to receive and classify these pieces in preparation for their registration and presentation within the museum's screening scenario, pointing out that it is one of the most important pieces that have been confined so far to a stone painting dating back to the Greek era. Roman, and the underestimated windows of the Islamic era.

It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Antiquities agreed to accept this gift after the approval of the Board of Directors of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, as received within 23 funds.

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