Museums and Art

Coptic Museum, Cairo, Egypt

Coptic Museum, Cairo, Egypt

The museums of Egypt are the most ancient and unusual museums in the world. Tourists from various countries come here.

Very popular Coptic Museum in Cairo. This is the most famous and unique museum in Egypt. It is located in Cairo, in the oldest district of this beautiful city, on Misr al-Quadim Square. It provides a rich collection of Coptic Christian art.

This ancient museum has existed since 1910, it is already more than 100 years old. The founder and director of this unique museum was Copt Marcus Simayka. He is the owner of the very first exhibits of the museum.

Before entering the museum you can see a wonderful sculpture of Marcus Simayk, which was made by the Russian sculptor B.O. Fredman-Clusel. Monasteries and the church donated most of the exhibits to the museum, and the Cairo Museum donated a collection of original ancient monuments in 1939 to the museum.

Over the years, the Cairo Museum’s fund has been replenished with various archaeological finds. Coptic Museum in Cairo has 29 rooms, which are located in the old and new outbuildings, where various objects of culture and everyday life of the Copts are provided. The old outbuilding is distinguished by a special originality of the interior: the ceilings are painted with perfect Egyptian paintings, the windows have beautiful carved wooden panels, and there are unusual fountains in the courtyard of the museum. There are about 1200 exhibits: ancient manuscripts and papyrus, wooden panels, fabrics and embroidery, a large collection of icons, murals and stucco moldings, weapons, gold coins.

Interesting and self the museum building is an example of coptic art. Doors, window bars, a balcony, door locks, once decorated the churches and Coptic houses. The most amazing exhibits that all tourists are interested in are the Coptic patch (the oldest manuscript of the world), the 5-6th century fresco depicting angels bearing Christ, and an interesting collection of manuscripts, and in 2006 an amazing exhibit appeared in the museum - 13 sheets of Judah's Gospel Papyrus.

After reconstruction Coptic Museum takes visitors again. He works every day from 9 to 16 hours, and on Friday from 9 to 11 and from 13 to 16.


Watch the video: The Coptic Museum Documentry Film (August 2021).