Document Type : research articles
Faculty of Archaeology, Damietta University, Egypt
A major part of the collection of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo (EMC) was transported recently into a new home at Giza. The journey which is considered a birth of a new museum called the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM). It is important to draw on the multiple chapters of the museum’s story and its collection from Asbakeya to Boulaq and to Giza up to its current location in Tahrir Square. This paper sheds light on its first journey and the story of its birth in Asbakeya. Although retrieving the history of the Asbakeya Museum and its collection has not been possible due to the lack of documentation or any description of its arrangement, the scattered pieces of information help in illustrating it. This paper aims at illustrating the history of this museum and its collection as an important chapter in the history of the EMC and the story of Egypt’s museums.