it is hard to find this rare combination of the ancient history and religious domination whether its Christian or Islamic in one country .the museum was built mainly to collect the artifacts and stones from all the Monasteries of Egypt in one place.
the museum houses 16000 items involves stone works, wood works, and metal works distributed on 12 sections by its chronological order .the museum contains the most largest collection of Coptic objects in the world and all of them refers to the unusual mixture of Greek, Romanian and Egyptian art .make sure to check the Coptic museum when you travel to Egypt and have a quick tour to the hanging church of the virgin marry around the museum.
The Relation Between The Coptic And Pharaoh's Culture
there is a unique link between pharaohs culture and Coptic era in Egypt , some said that ankh the key of life which is a hieroglyphic character looks like the Christian cross , ankh for the Egyptians was the symbol of life and immortality and they often portrayed their kings carrying this key ,the church accepted the ankh as a Christian symbol for its morals .the Coptic church has took a very long period in Egypt through the fourth, fifth and sixth century to the Islamic rise in the seventh leaving behind very valuable artifacts and artworks all gathered in the Coptic museum .
The History Of The Coptic Museum
it was said that the museum even was established in the days of Persians ,after then the roman emperors came up with some additions and adjustments but the official founding was in 1910 by Marcus Simaika basha to fill the gap of the neglected Coptic history and it was located in Cairo behind the famous Romanian castle Babylon .in 1931 the Coptic museum removed to the Egyptian government to be under the responsibility of the department of antiques within the Egyptian ministry of culture .