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Naguib Mahfouz Museum

Wednesday، 17 July 2019 - 05:04 PM

Egypt opened on 14 July 2019 the long-awaited museum for the only Arab Nobel laureate writer Naguib Mahfouz.

The museum was opened by Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem and Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enani, and was attended by members of the media and the ambassadors of Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Serbia, Portugal, Japan, Chile and Saudi Arabia.

The museum is in the Muhammad Bek Abul-Dahab Complex, which was built in 1774 under Ottoman rule and is located beside the main entrance of Al-Azhar Mosque.

Egypt's Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Antiquities chose the Complex of Abu El-Dahab dues to its location near where Mahfouz was born and raised in Gammaliya until he was seven years old.

The Naguib Mahfouz Museum consists of two floors, the first hosts halls for seminars, a Visual/ sound library, a public library and a library of critical research including the most important researches and studies on the work of Naguib Mahfouz.

The second floor includes a suite of decorations and certificates obtained by the late writer, and another for his personal belongings with some papers written in his own handwriting, in addition to the Hall of literature, which includes all the works of Naguib Mahfouz in their old and new prints, along with all the writer’s translated works next to a cinema hall and several other halls.

The halls of the museum are named after some of Mahouz's most famous works.

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