The Museum of Islamic Art is one of the most famous museums in the Arab Republic of Egypt, that museum, which includes many rare artifacts, and that dates back to the best Islamic times.

Islamic art museum

The Museum of Islamic Art is located in the Bab Al-Khalq region, which is located in the heart of historical Cairo, and is one of the largest museums of Islamic arts that exist in the whole world, where this museum includes a large number of artistic collections that reach about one hundred thousand rare artifacts that follow Various Islamic arts, which were collected from India, China, Iran and many other different places, passing through Arabia, Egypt, North Africa, Levant and Andalusia.

The date the museum was established

The idea of ​​establishing the museum began in 1869, by Khedive Ismail, and this idea was already implemented in the era of Khedive Tawfiq in 1880, when Franz Pasha built a collector of many archaeological artifacts, at that time those dating back to many Islamic times, and In 1882 the number of masterpieces that he was able to collect reached 111, and indeed a small building was built to display these masterpieces, and he was called the Arab Museum, and later the name was changed in 1951, after which he was subjected to many expansion operations until he remained with this The known form, but it is facing great damage in 2014, as a result of an explosion that was targeting the Cairo Security Directorate, but D then restored and the people again to welcome visitors.

The collection of the Museum of Islamic Art

– The Museum of Islamic Art includes a large number of wonderful artistic possessions that made it one of the largest museums in the world, as this museum includes more than one hundred thousand artifacts, dating back to many different Islamic ages, and this artistic group was distinguished by its clear richness, and that In terms of quality and quantity, and this matter was one of the most important factors that made the museum considered a beacon for Islamic art and civilization throughout history.
The museum contains a large number of artistic manuscripts, as well as a large number of artifacts that refer to medicine, surgery, and herbs in Islamic civilization, in addition to many astronomy tools, which included a number of compasses, astrolabes, and astronomical balls.
As for the artistic fields, the museum also included a very large number of wonderful artistic collectibles, which included various metal and glass vessels, in addition to a large number of weapons, jewelry, and wood, and pieces of textiles, carpets, ivory, and others.

The museum’s rare rarities and holdings

– The Museum of Islamic Art includes a large number of precious possessions, and among these holdings are a large number of archaeological collections, which were in the possession of a number of princes and pashas, ​​as well as a large number of textiles and seals, among which are related to Prince Muhammad Ali and also Prince Kamal al-Din Hussein, which was placed in the museum as a kind of gift or gift.

The museum also contains a group of monuments belonging to the Abbasid era in Egypt, as well as the Tulunid era, in addition to an area decorated in the style of Samarra, as well as available in the museum and also a collection of the rarest metal artifacts, among them the jug of Marwan bin Muhammad, the last of the Umayyad caliphs, which is a jug Magnificent bronze made of 41 cm high and 28 cm in diameter.

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