Their opening coincided with the celebration of International Museum Day, which falls on the 18th of May every year. They are the Egyptian Antiquities Museums at Cairo International Airport in Terminals 2 and 3.
For the museum located in Terminal 3, it includes about 59 artifacts selected from the holdings of the stores of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, the Coptic Museum in Old Cairo, the Museum of Islamic Art in Bab Al-Khalq, and the Ashmounin Museum. These pieces date back to the ancient, medieval and modern eras, in addition to the Roman and Greek periods. Among the most famous of these pieces are a wooden model of daily life in ancient Egypt, statues of deities from the Greco-Roman era, and a Coptic icon representing the Virgin Mary carrying Jesus as a child, crowned by two angels.
And for the museum, located in Terminal 2, it was built on an area of 100 square meters, and contains 304 artifacts that reflect the ancient Egyptian’s interest in the other world as a station for eternal life, in addition to highlighting the artistic features of the ancient Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Coptic, Islamic and modern eras. In this museum, we find a display of religions that expresses the extent of religious tolerance that Egypt witnessed, as it displays the Holy Qur’an from the era of Khedive Tawfiq, the manuscript of Zero Esther, and a book of praises “Psalmudia” for the month of Kiahk, and it also contains an illustrated view of Adam and Eve.