The Coptic Museum is located behind the walls of the famous Roman fortress of Babylon in the ancient Cairo region called (Coptic Cairo) famous for some historical sites like the Hanging Church of the Holy Virgin Mary, the Synagogue of Ben Ezra, and the Church of Abu Serga. The area surrounded by the museum abounds with lively relics through an "open museum" describing the history of the Coptic period in Egypt. A thick discotheque built the museum in 1910 to collect the material necessary to study the history of Christianity in Egypt. He succeeded in this project. There were various museums at that time in Egypt: the Egyptian Museum of the Ancient Pharaonic, the Greco-Roman Museum in Alexandria, and the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo.
The Coptic Museum was built to fill a gap in Egyptian history and ancient Egyptian art. The large collection of antiques, most of which are of great importance to Coptic art in the world, is present in this museum and it is about 16,000 pieces.
The old wing of the museum is a wonderful architectural piece, as it is a series of spacious rooms. In 1931 the Egyptian government recognized the significance of the Coptic Museum and attached it to the state. In 1947 the spacious new wing was opened, the model is similar to the old wing. In 1984, Former President Hosni Mubarak opened the renovated museum.
The museum's old wing houses a collection of wooden furniture and inlaid doors. It is worth noting that it includes the door made of sycamore wood, bearing the icons of the Church of Saint Barbara. The panels are recognizable as they were installed in the Fatimid period during the eleventh and twelfth centuries.
The group resides in the new wing that shows various types, styles, and topics, such as engineering designs, acanthus scrolls and grape leaves, friezes decorated with rabbits, peacocks, birds, and rural activities, passing through the Hellenistic and Coptic heritage to Islamic art formulas in Egypt.
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