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The Louvre is one of the most important museums in the world as a whole, as it contains many treasures of many civilizations. The Louvre Museum opened in 1793, specifically on the tenth of August, and from that day to the present day the Louvre Museum is considered one of the most important museums in France and in the world as a whole.
Louvre Museum site
The Louvre is located in the French Republic, specifically in the capital, Paris, on the Seine River on its northern bank. It is the national museum of the French state.
History of the Louvre
In the past, the Louvre Museum was a castle and it was built in 1190 AD by Philippe Auguste, and the reason for its construction for it was that he was afraid that attacks would be carried out on the capital, Paris, during his crusades, and this castle bore the name of the region in which it was built, and then it was transformed from a castle For the sake of guarding and protection, to the palace inhabited by the French kings where its name became the Louvre Palace, and it is mentioned that the last French king had inhabited this palace is the fourteenth king Loris where he moved from the Louvre Palace to the Palace of Versailles and that was in the year 1672 AD except that the Louvre Palace remained present, Including all its antiques and rare works, especially sculptures.
After that, the Louvre Palace was transformed into a building that included two academies for drawing, sculpture and representation, and that was in 1692 AD and continued to be in this condition for nearly a hundred years, and as soon as the French Revolution took place, it was declared by the National Assembly that it is the national museum in the country, and it is necessary to display The masterpieces in the nation in it.
Sections of the Louvre Museum
This museum has been divided according to artistic exhibitions and according to its history, and its halls are occupied according to their lengths equal to 13 km2, and the number of artifacts in it exceeds one million, between a statue or a drawing, and also the relics of many civilizations, so we find the Egyptian monuments, especially the Pharaonic displayed in it, It was collected through theft by the French campaign against Egypt, and also we find in it the traces of Romen civilization as well as Greek civilization, and do not forget the traces of Mesopotamia, Mesopotamia and the Levant.
Louvre Museum drawings
We also find in it the works of international celebrities, where we find the Mona Lisa drawing that Leonardo Da Vinci drew in 1503 AD is the leader in the paintings in the Great Hall. On value.