June 17, 2020
The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Dr. Khaled El-Anany inspected the New Administrative Capital Museum in preparation for its opening.
The narrative of the museum will discuss the history of Egypt’s various capitals, both ancient and modern, which total to 9 cities. The display starts with Egypt’s oldest capital Memphis then moves to the southern capital Thebes, modern day Luxor. The short lived capital built by Akhenaten, Tel El Amarna, in Middle Egypt, as well as the Mediterranean capital Alexandria have been also included. Following Egypt’s ancient capitals, the display addresses four other capital cities starting with Fustat, Fatimed Cairo, Modern Cairo, and finally Khedival Cairo.
The museum is dominated by a colossal statue of Ramses II, and other galleries include objects relating to the lifestyles of every era and its capital city. Afterlife in ancient Egypt is another theme within the museum, which will house the tomb of Tutu in addition to various mummies, coffins, false doors, canopic jars, and reserve heads.