Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak inaugurated Sunday 16/3/2008 Al-Arish National Museum which occupies an area of 17,000 Square meters and costed LE 40 million.
Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak inaugurated as well the Al-Arish premises of the Women National Council, which costed almost LE one million, on the occasion of celebrations marking the Egyptian Women Day.
The museum exhibits as well antiquities selected from the
. The museum includes 1700 antiquity pieces, mostly Nile Valley Egypthas restored from , in 1994 as they were stolen by the occupation troops in 1967 war. Israel
Culture Ministesr Farouk Hosney said that
was built as a part of Higher Council for Antiquities' plan to establish a number of regional and specialized museums. He added that the museum contains about 2000 pieces of antiquities, a huge statue of Thutmose III and photos showing the Christ's birth. Al-Arish Museum
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak opens Al-Arish Museum
Egypt State Information Service