Faith in Humanity Restored
An almost complete collection of ransacked Ancient Egyptian antiquities has been returned, restored, and redisplayed with a greater emphasis on Education.
The Mallawi Museum, which is situated in the Al Minya Governorate, was looted during the social unrest of August 2013. Many items were stolen and traded during the mass confusion during brief periods of anarchy and reversal of government agendas. Having re-established sovereign stability, a list of all the missing artefacts was published internationally. It could be assumed that not many would return, but the majority did thanks to a small reward and a promise of no criminal charges.
Many items have tragically been destroyed as they were too large to steal. This is where the reconciliation must end, there is no way to retrieve these beautiful and ancient works. Including this sad note, the price of restoring the facility was over three quarter of a million pounds. The true price for art and culture is as high as anything else.
The museum at Al Minya wants to show the progression of society in the area from the time of the Pharaohs up until the Muslim era of today. They have made sure their new displays and exhibits truly educate and demonstrate the classical culture and traditions that still reverberate in society today.
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