‘Friends of Tahrir Egyptian Museum’ will provide free tour guide service

During the summer holidays and public holidays, the “Friends of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square” will continue to offer comprehensive guided tours to Egyptian visitors and free guide service.

It comes after volunteer students from the faculties of Archaeology, History and Guidance were trained under the supervision of Sayed Hassan, the museum’s former director, and Abeer Abdel Aziz, the museum’s curator and head of treasures. by Tanis.

This step coincides with the announcement by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities to change the display of a number of antiquities at the museum.

This is to highlight certain artifacts, including the statues of Kings Zoser, Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure.

The display of the statue of King Zoser has been moved to the ground floor of the museum in a window for the first time next to the title panel in blue earthenware.

The tiles were found on the sides of the corridors under the pyramid of King Zoser in Saqqara, said Sabah Abdel Razek, director general of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square.

This panel has undergone restoration and has been transferred for about a month to the museum, she added.

The statue of King Djoser is the oldest known life-size Egyptian statue, found in 1925, in a crypt room attached to the Step Pyramid of Saqqara, and it is made of colored limestone.

The exhibition locations for the statues of King Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure have been changed so that the statues of the builders of the Giza pyramids are displayed together in a room on the ground floor, Hassan Selim, member of the scientific committee of the museum project of development, said.

The display location of the Meidum Geese painting has also been moved to the ground floor for display along with the remains of Vizier Nefermaat and his wife’s artifacts, he added.

The Egyptian Museum Development Project in Tahrir Square is implemented through an EU grant in cooperation with five European museums, namely the Louvre in Paris, the Egyptian Museum in Turin, the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden , the Egyptian Museum in Berlin, and the British Museum in London.