Egyptian Museum opens in Rio Grande do Sul

The Egyptian Museum with the largest collection in Latin America opens this week in Rio Grande do Sul. Located in the city of Canela, the museum will host a permanent exhibition of Egyptian pieces. It also has a store of products that refer to the culture and history of ancient Egypt with pieces produced by artists of the country.

Among the present pieces, created by the artist Essam Elbattal, is a Pyramid more than 8 meters high with a mortuary chamber inside set in the ancient Egyptian tombs of Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s collection. The thematic environment has over 1000m² and has guided tours.

This is the third Egyptian museum in Brazil, being the first located in Curitiba, in the complex of the Order Rosa Cruz dedicated to Akhenaton and the second, also in the same complex, dedicated to Tutankhamen.

Egypt’s commercial consul Mohamed Elkhatib, Cinnamon Mayor Constantine Orsolin and Egyptian artist Essam Elbattal attend the inauguration on Friday (8).

The inauguration takes place within the program of the Festuris festival, considered by the tourist trade the most important tourism business fair in Latin America.