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Royal Museum of Jewellery reopens for first time since 25 January Revolution

The museum includes 1,045 archaeological pieces that belonged to Egyptian royalty


Princess Fawzeya’s name carved in one of the pieces preserved in Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria. Public Domain
Princess Fawzeya’s name carved in one of the pieces preserved in Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria.
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The Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh El-Damaty reopened the Royal Museum of Jewellery in Alexandria on Sunday. The museum has been closed since the 25 January Revolution for security reasons, according to a statement by the ministry.

The museum includes 1,045 archaeological pieces that belonged to the Egyptian royal family. Some of the most valuable artefacts include a tiara belonging to King Ahmed Fouad’s wife, Princess Shwekar, and a chess set, which was a gift from the Iranian Shah to King Farouk, according to the statement.

The museum building, which was built in 1919, was used as a summer residence for Princess Fatima Haydar until the 1952 revolution by the Free Officers Group which overthrew the monarchy and established a republic. The building was also used as a presidential residence before it was transformed into a museum in 1986, according to the statement.

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