Samegypt Tours | Trips | Egypt Holiday | Egypt Excursions Friday 4th March 2022
Hurghada Museum is an important ring in Egypt’s museums. It is such a great window to watch the beauty of the ancient history of Egypt. The location is just 10 minutes north of the airport. This museum was built upon 10 thousand square meters, but the building covers just 3 thousand square meters. In fact, it is housing 2000 pieces from different periods. The ground floor is dedicated to shops for souvenirs (papyrus, gold, silver, stones, clothes, and perfume)
The entrance ticket is 200 LE (Egyptian pound) per person. The gallery is on the second floor so people can use the elevator (press 2) or stairs. There are two security controls, one by the main entrance and the second one before the elevator and the stairs. People can buy the tickets by the main entrance or even online. Everyone can choose the best time from 10:00 am till 13:00 or 17:00 till 22:00.
As soon as you enter the gallery, the first is on the left hand. The beautiful photo of Prince Rahotep and his wife Nefret. The real statues are in Cairo Museum on the ground floor. There are many figures for ministers and high officials with their wives who represent love and satisfaction in the family. Eyes will catch statues dedicated to Osiris (god of the underworld) and his pretty wife Isis (goddess of motherhood, healing, and fertility).
Enjoy watching the perfect statue of the seated scribe. He was an important personality and his job put him in a position close to the king. We can just look at the 200-pound note to see him and his future look! This piece is made of granite but the famous one is in Cairo Museum but it is made of limestone.
Keep walking and watch the beautiful bust of princess Meritamen. She was the daughter of Ramsess II around 1280 BC. This bust is made of fine limestone; it shows the princess with her pretty face. Her name means the beloved one of the god Amon. The features of her face are awesome but her nose and the right arm are lost.
The museum has a nice collection of canopic vases for the organs. Other vases were used for perfume and all are in super condition. These vases are made of Alabaster stone which is mainly on the west bank of Luxor.
Some of the main items are those of king Tutankhamun 1330 BC. There are some small figures (called Ushabty) with the key of life (Ankh sign). These items are made of wood but covered with gold. The tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered in 1922 by the English Egyptologist Haward Carter.