It was a great opportunity for all photographers in Egypt to go and explore the world's biggest museum of Egyptian antiquities.
I went several times to the Egyptian Museum because it is too big including one time with a group of friends from talented photographers and we took fantastic photos.
The last time I had visited the Egyptian Museum was from long time ago when I was a little girl already .
|The Egyptian Museum in Tahrir square|
Luckily, I visited the Museum after the return of King Tut's mask from restoration following the epoxy scandal of last year.
Before share photos and speak more about Ancient Egyptian History in series of posts, I have to speak about the history of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir.
A little Egyptian Museum History :The First Museum dedicated to Egyptian antiquities in Egypt was founded in 1835 during the rule of Mohamed Ali Pasha and it was near the Ezbekeyah gardens "Downtown Cairo" in Cairo. Later that museum was moved to the Citadel.
In 1855 , Khedive Saeed decided to give the whole collection of that Museum to the Austrian Emperor of Mexico "yes, you read it right" Maximilian I. That can give you a glimpse how Saeed Pasha looked to Egyptian heritage.
Already, Saeed sent Egyptian troops to fight with the French against the Mexican revolution during then.
Now that collection of that first museum is at Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria.
In 1858 , during the rule of Khedive Ismail , the founder of Modern Cairo and under the supervision of French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette , the true first Egyptian Museum dedicated to ancient Egyptian antiquities was inaugurated on the banks of the Nile in Boulaq area, Cairo.
Now here are very rare photos for the Boulaq Museum.
|The Boulaq Museum "Facebook"|