Monday, April 04, 2005

Saqqara gets new museum

http://www.sis.gov.eg/online/html12/o030425j.htm
The Culture Minister, Farouk Hosni, has announced the opening in May 2005 of the Amheteb Museum in Saqqara. It will house some 2000 items found within the Saqqara area. The project has taken three years to complete.

6 comments:

Gatekeeperdi said...

Hi,
Do you know if the musueum is open for tourists now? I am hoping to visit it in April/May when I go back to Saqqara with my husband.
Thanks,
Di

Andie said...

Hello Di

Off the top of my head I don't know,and I haven't been out that way for over a year. However, I have asked a friend who has probably got the information to hand, so I will let you know when he updates me.

All the best
Andie

Andie said...

Hello Di

My friend, who was in Saqqara in January, says that it wasn't open then, so I wouldn't hold out any great hopes for it being open when you visit.

All the best
Andie

gatekeeperdi said...

My friend, Mohamed, who`s a tour guide, has heard that it`s supposed to be being opened at some stage this month but hasn`t got a date yet.

We`re going to Cairo on Saturday, so we`re just keeping our fingers crossed that it might be open when we go. I`ll let you know if it is.

Thanks Di

Andie said...

Hello again

Please do let me know when you get back whether or not it is open - but irrespective of that, have a simply GREAT time. I am pea green with envy!

All the best
Andie

Andie said...

The Imhotep Museum is now open in Saqqara and is really lovely. I visited in November 2006, and there is a link to some photographs from the museum in the right hand Links list.
Cheers
Andie