Upper Egypt’s Sohag National Museum set to ope…

It seems that the curse of the Pharaohs that has hovered over the Sohag National Museum for more than 29 years will finally be broken as the museum is set to open its doors overlooking the Nile in the Upper Egyptian town of Sohag in the coming days.

Sohag has rich archaeological sites from the early Ancient Egyptian era right up to the Ptolemaic, Graeco-Roman, Coptic and Islamic periods. But although the governorate contains many distinguished monuments and historical landmarks, it is seldom visited.

The exhibition scenario focuses on six influential aspects of Egyptian life throughout the ages: kingship, the family, cooking and cuisine, faith and religion, employment, industry and textiles and handicrafts.

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