Learn about the details of the Tanta Archaeological Museum, which was opened today after being closed 19 years ago
1. Archaeological Museum in the city of Tanta of the governorate of Gharbia is the oldest regional museum created in Egypt, which was established in 1913
2. The development of the museum began in December 2017, and included the renovation and structural treatment of the museum building, changing the wall paint, cleaning the floors, placing two new display vases, and changing the museum display scenario.
3. The museum building consists of five floors, showing archaeological collections
4. The museum has two thousand and five artifacts, including one thousand two hundred and eight coins
5. The antiquities in the museum cover the history of Egypt from prehistoric times, through the ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Coptic and Islamic eras to the modern era.
6. The first floor of the building is devoted to services, the second and third floors to display archeological collections, the fourth floor on a lecture and conference hall, and the fifth floor is used for the administrative offices of the museum staff.
7. The museum's screenplay is divided into two sections, the first of which is in the second floor. It presents the archaeological discoveries in the Delta, which has a long history throughout the ages. Quesna "found a group of tombs built of mud bricks and a cemetery for sacred animals," San Stone "(Tanis) capital of ancient Egypt in the third transition era, and" Tel Basta "and" Sa Stone "(Sais) capital of ancient Egypt in the era Twenty-sixth Dynasty, and finally "Behbit of stones", which includes the largest temple of the goddess "Isis" in the Delta.
8. The third floor includes artifacts reflecting the concepts and beliefs related to the underworld of ancient Egypt, including its interest in the cemetery because it is the first and most important stage in the journey of Baath and immortality.
9. The exhibits include mock doors, offering tables, statues, and paintings showing the deceased's relationship with the goddesses, a collection of pots of various shapes, sizes and ores used to preserve food, drink, perfumes, head restraints, and coffins, as well as canopic pots used to preserve the deceased's bowels after mummification. This section also presents a group of boats that have acquired great importance for the existence of the Nile, the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. In another view of the concept of the underworld, a collection of artifacts from the Greco-Roman modernists were presented in the "Hadra" vessels, which were named after the place where they were found in "Alexandria" and used to preserve the ashes of the deceased, as well as the heads of statues, and a set of trails and metals.
10. The third floor also presents a collection of artifacts that reflect the Coptic art of icons, tapestry and manuscripts, as well as Islamic art of ceramic vessels, shorted windows, and tapestry, as well as a distinctive collection of artifacts dating back to the modern era specifically the era of the Alawite family. The topics of the third round also dealt with trade and its impact on the Egyptian society through the presentation of a range of currencies, the tangible and intangible folklore heritage of the governorate, and the development of the tradition of residing births which started thousands of years ago and has continued to the present. "Which is celebrated twice a year.
11. The idea of establishing an archaeological museum in Tanta is one of the oldest projects to establish regional museums in Egypt. In 1913, the city's municipal building was chosen as the first archeological museum in the governorate, but it was soon closed. The Tanta Museum was established again in the early 1980s, and the museum was opened to the public on October 29, 1990, but due to the problems faced by the building, the museum was closed again in 2000, but it continued to provide some of its cultural and educational services to the people of the province.