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Museums celebrate Interfaith Harmony Week

On the occasion of the celebration of World Harmony Week between  Religions, which is celebrated in the first week of February every year. The Museums Sector of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, throughout the year, holds a The week starting tomorrow, Sunday, February 11, there will be a number of archaeological events and exhibitions that shed light on the three monotheistic religions, in the museums of Coptic Art in Ancient Egypt, Islamic Art in Bab al-Khalq, Gayer Anderson in Sayyida Zeinab, and Muhammad Ali Palace in Manial.

 

Professor Moamen Othman, Head of the Museums Sector at the Supreme Council of Antiquities, confirmed that Egypt is an icon of cultural and religious diversity. Throughout the various historical eras, the ancient Egyptian civilization brought together and mixed religions with each other in peace.  Also, Egypt was the land that embraced the prophets, and their steps were traced on it, which is the best message of peace that expresses the diverse and unique character of Egypt, to spread the culture of tolerance and love.

The Coptic Museum: 

She noted Ms. Jihan Atef, Director of the Coptic Museum, noted that an exhibition was organized that included a variety of artifacts that shed light on interfaith harmony, such as sacred book boxes distinguished by their decoration, rare Torah boxes, and a selection of manuscripts that include prayer books in Arabic and writing utensils.< /p>

Museum of Islamic Art: 

Dr. explained. Ahmed Siam, Director General of the Museum of Islamic Art Museum, said that the exhibition organized to celebrate this day includes a collection of Qur’ans and manuscripts with Arabic, Hebrew, and Coptic writings, in addition to a collection of Coptic icons and decorative elements, as well as various writing tools.

 

The Gayer-Anderson Museum:

Mr. Mervat Ezzat, Director of the Gayer-Anderson Museum, said that the exhibition held by the museum  It includes a collection of Qur’ans, manuscripts, and Islamic religious books, a group of metal plates with writings in the Hebrew language that may represent the books of Moses, and a variety of artifacts with writings in the Coptic language representing verses from the Bible.

Muhammad Ali Palace Museum in Manial:< /p>

The Muhammad Ali Palace Museum in Manial is organizing an exhibition that includes a collection of Qur’ans, Islamic religious books, a collection of patchworks with different calligraphy and decorations, a Syriac script of the Torah, in addition to a variety of pencil cases and writing tools.

Worth mentioning&nbsp ; The World Interfaith Harmony Week is celebrated during the first week of February, and was approved by the United Nations General Assembly, in recognition of the urgent need for dialogue between different religions, and to promote mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people. The United Nations calls on all countries to support this week to spread the message Harmony and harmony through the world’s churches, mosques, temples and other places of worship.

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