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Protecting Pharaoh's TreasuresMy Life in Egyptology$
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Wafaa El Saddik and Rüdiger Heimlich

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9789774168253

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.001.0001

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In the Museum

In the Museum

Chapter:
(p.173) 8 In the Museum
Source:
Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures
Author(s):

Wafaa EL Sadik

Rüdiger Heimlich

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.003.0008

This chapter recounts the author's initial visit to the Egyptian Museum after her return to Cairo. She was shocked by the miserable condition of the museum itself. In western travel guides it is said, at times dismissively, that the Egyptian Museum resembles a storeroom bursting at the seams. It is true that the most priceless artifacts are crowded close together. However, when the French architect Marcel Dourgnon designed the structure at the end of the nineteenth century, he could not have known that within only a few years an ever increasing number of archaeological missions would make more discoveries and finds than in all the years since the direction of Auguste Mariette in the antiquities department.

Keywords:   Egyptian Museum, Cairo, priceless artifacts, Marcel Dourgnon, archaeological missions, Auguste Mariette, antiquities department

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