Sharm El-Sheikh Museum in the South Sinai governorate organized a lecture and guided tour for a group of tourist guides to introduce them to the museum and the artifacts displayed in it.
to enable them to properly explain its display scenario to tourists in an easy and interesting way.
Myriam Edward, General Supervisor of Sharm El-Sheikh Museum, explained that during the lecture and the tour
Dr. Osama Abdel-Wareth and Dr. Maysara Abdullah, members of the Supreme Committee for the Museum display Scenario, explain the philosophy behind the display scenario in the different halls of the museum and the chosen artifacts . They said that it express es the diversity and richness of the ancient Egyptian civilization through different historical eras, in addition to the goal and message that the museum offers to visitors.
The guides were overwhelmed by the museum, describing it as unique, and they also visited the museum’s entertainment areas.
Mr. Mohamed Hassanein, director of the museum, indicated that the Sharm El-Sheikh Museum was inaugurated by His Excellency the President of Egypt on 31 October. He added that it was decided to open it all days of the week for two periods, in the morning from 10 am to 1 pm, and in the evening from 5 pm to 11 pm. To give the opportunity for tourists to enjoy the picturesque beaches of the city, to practice fun water sports in the morning, and visit the museum at night to learn about the ancient Egyptian civilization.
The museum includes three
exhibition halls, in addition to an entertainment area that includes a number of restaurants, bazaars and traditional crafts shops, an open theater and square for celebrations and events.
The museum display scenario of Sharm El-Sheikh Museum is about with the rise and development of the Egyptian civilization. It also sheds light on Egyptians how Egyptians lived in coherence with nature and coexisted with its many creatures that they sanctified. The museum displays 5,200 selected artifacts.
The Great Hall explores man and wildlife in ancient Egypt, by displaying a number of paintings representing the Egyptian family in different historical stages.
It includes a group of statues of the Sphinx that represent the animal body merged with a man, a statue of a man next to his young daughter. In addition to a number of sacred animals in ancient Egypt such as cats and scarabs of different shapes and sizes, which were discovered in 2019 in the Saqqara.
As for the Hathorian Corridor, it is named as such due to the presence of a large number of pieces belonging to the goddess Hathor, along with some statues of the kings Thutmose I, Hatshepsut and Nakhtenabo, Ramses II, and Ramses III. It also displays a simulation of a full archaeological tomb in all its details and the funerary furniture it contained.
Among the most important artifacts in the museum is a rare piece of mosaic from Alexandria dating back to the 4th century BC, and a statue of the god "Eros" while hunting deer, which is displayed at the entrance of the museum, and another rare statue of God "Bes" of incomplete burning mud is displayed inside the Great Hall. In addition to the pieces that were recently discovered in some archaeological sites, to be displayed for the first time, thus enriching the museum’s display scenario.
The museum exceptionally displays 10 artifacts from the treasures of King Tutankhamun, before displaying them in the Grand Egyptian Museum. When it opens next year. The (Ka) consort statue of King Tutankhamun, covered with black resin and wearing a mongoose on his head, was chosen to be the main piece in the exhibition, which is considered an attraction for visitors to the city to see part of the young king's treasures for the first time.
The museum is equipped with an accessibility path for people with special needs.