The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization
is the first museum of its type in the Arab world, devoted entirely to
highlight the Egyptian civilization from prehistory to the present day. The
museum is located within the archaeological site El-Fustat (First Islamic
Capital), overlooking Ain El-sira springs.
museum aims to frame the Egyptian tangible and intangible heritage showing the
influence of the Egyptians on their land through history. The institution is
built as an educational and research center to preserve, commemorate and
publish information regarding the Egyptian civilization. The collection is displayed through six
thematic galleries, constructed to cover the following topics: Dawn of
Civilization, The Nile, Writing State and Society, Material Culture, Beliefs
and Thinking, and finally the Gallery of The Royal Mummy.