In celebration of World Museums Day, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities and The Minister of Civil Aviation open the Cairo International Airport Museums
In light of the celebration of International Museum Day, which falls on May 18th each year, Dr. Khaled El-Enany, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, and pilot Mohamed Manar, Minister of Civil Aviation, inaugurated the Cairo International Airport Museum, which is found in Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 at Cairo International Airport. This opening was a continuation of the efforts and effective coordination between the Ministry of Tourism, Antiquities, and the Ministry of Civil Aviation, and introduced new initiatives and visions to stimulate tourism traffic coming to Egypt, as well as highlight the legacy of its ancient civilization.
The Terminal 3 Museum houses 59 carefully selected artifacts by the High Committee for Museum Display from the collections of the Stores of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, the Coptic Museum of Ancient Egypt, the Museum of Islamic Art in Bab al-Khalq, and the Ashmonin Museum. It dates back to the ancient, central, and modern times of the Ancient, Central, and Modern State, and the Roman and Greek periods. Among the most important objects on display is a statue of the Egyptian writer from the fifth family, two pre-dynastic pieces, a collection of statues of the Greek and Roman periods, the statue of Queen Hatshepsut of the modern state, some rare pieces, and Coptic icons from the 18th century, as well as a collection of coins, qur'ans and decorative dishes dating back to different Islamic times. To encourage travelers to visit these museums, tickets were set at low prices, with a ticket per museum of $3 or LE 50 for a foreign visitor and LE 25 for Egyptian visitors.