About 2,000 visitors both foreign and domestic flocked to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat to visit the Royal Mummies Hall on Monday, its first day of operation, which coincides with World Heritage Day announced the Executive Chairman of the museum Ahmed Ghonei.
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat has received thousands of Egyptian and foreign visitors since the opening of the central exhibition hall and the reception of the royal mummies procession on April 3.
These ancient mummies, dating back to the 17th to the 20th dynasties include 18 kings and four queens.
They include King Ramses II, King Sagnin Ra, King Tuthmosis III, King Seti I, Queen Hatshepsut, Queen Merit Amon, wife of King Amenhotep I, and Queen Ahmose – Nefertari, wife of King Ahmose.
Ticket prices for the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization are:
- LE200 for foreigners.
- LE100 for foreign students.
- LE60 for Egyptian citizens.
- LE30 for Egyptian students.
Parking prices at the museum are set as:
- LE30 for private cars.
- LE40 for coasters.
- LE50 for buses.
Tickets can be purchased in advance on the museum’s website.
The website provides an overview of the museum and its archaeological importance internationally, as it is among the very few museums dedicated to displaying each stage of Egyptian civilization.
In addition to its displays, the museum features entertainment areas, restaurants, cafeterias, and bazaars selling archaeological replicas.
Photo: The mummies of Egyptian royalty, dating back more than 3,000 years, are seen at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo in an image from a video posted online by the Experience Egypt tourism board. Credit: Experience Egypt