|Egypt to open Suez National Museum of Antiquities on Thursday|
|Written by Egypt News|
|Thursday, 19 May 2011|
Egypt's Prime Minister Essam Sharaf will Thursday officially open the Suez National Museum of Antiquities, which will showcase nearly 7000 years of Suez historyThe museum will showcase the history of the city from prehistoric times to the modern era. It includes a Suez Canal display that features artifacts, paintings and maps detailing the canal's history.
On Monday, Egypt's Antiquities Minister Zahi
Hawass said the new museum comes as part of a plan to establish national
museums to show the history of various Egyptian cities and to establish
cultural centers through activities held at them.
legendary king came up with the idea for the channel, which linked the
Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea via the Nile River.
The hall includes rock inscriptions of boats, wooden boat models and statues of sailors from different eras.
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