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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
News, Cairo: New Suez Canal exhibition "Discoveries of Egypt's Eastern Gate" at Egyptian Museum
Ramses I relief exhibited in the exhibition
to mark the opening of the New Suez Canal will take place at the Egyptian
Museum. Written by Nevine El-Aref.
Sunday, Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty is to open the
"Discoveries of Egypt's eastern gate," an exhibition at the Egyptian Museum, as part
of the ministry's celebration of the opening of the New Suez Canal.
exhibition, Eldamaty pointed out, is to highlight the history of the area
around the Suez Canal and its military importance since the ancient era until
went on saying that the exhibition is to put on display a collection of
artefacts that have been unearthed at ten archaeological sites located on the
eastern and western banks of the Suez Canal,
including Pelusium, Tel Habuwa, Tel Abu Seifi, Tel Kedwa and Tel
Al-Heir. Photos showing excavation works in these sites are to be also
Abdel-Maqsoud, General Coordinator for the development of archaeological sites
around the New Suez Canal, told Ahram Online that the exhibition is one of
three temporary exhibitions established
in Ismailia Suez Museums.
lintels of a royal palace
explained that the exhibition displays the most important discoveries carried
out by foreign and Egyptian excavation missions in the sites surrounding the
Suez Canal, including a limestone painted relief depicting the different titles
of King Ramses II, a stone block depicting King Tuthmosis II before the god
Montu, the lord of Thebes, as well as a stelae from the reign of King Ramses I
before the god Set of Avaris town.
A collection of engraved lintels are also on
display as well as photos showing the New Kingdom military fortresses uncovered
in situ, royal palaces from Tuthmosis III and Ramses II's reigns as well as
remains of a 26th dynasty temple. A storage cellos, and an industrial zone were
also uncovered in Tel Dafna on the Suez Canal's western bank and a Roman
structure in Pelusium.
announced that for the first time since its discovery, the relief of King Ibres
discovered at Tel Dafna in Al-Ismailia is to be exhibited. The relief dates to
the 26th dynasty and is carved in sandstone. It shows one of the military
expedition launched by Ibres across Egypt's borders through Sinai and Horus
Military Road. This stelae was discovered by the army during the 2011