WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Africa Records Institute (AFRI) – Coptic Museum: House world's largest collection of Coptic artifacts and artwork

10-06-2020

(Worldkings.org) Coptic Museum houses the world's largest collection of Coptic artifacts and artwork with around 15,000 objects on display.

The Coptic Museum is a museum in Coptic Cairo, Egypt with the largest collection of Egyptian Christian artifacts in the world. It was founded by Marcus Simaika in 1908 to house Coptic antiquities.

The museum traces the history of Egypt from its beginnings to the present day. It was erected on 8,000 square meter land offered by the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, under the guardianship of Pope Cyril V.

 

The Coptic museum houses the world's most important examples of Coptic art. The Coptic Museum contains the world's largest collection of Coptic artifacts and artwork. Coptic monuments display a rich mixture of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman traditions, linking ancient and Islamic Egypt. 

The objects are grouped into different mediums, such as stonework, woodwork, metalwork, textiles and manuscripts. The total number of objects on display is around 15,000 objects.

According to en.wikipedia


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