1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook & Souvenir Map Entries

The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Three towering arches stand at the entrance to this pavilion, which reflects a culture that has lasted from the time of the pharaohs to the present. A museum holds treasures of the past, not only ancient Egyptian objects but also others representing the Greco-Roman, early Christian and Islamic eras in the history of Egypt. Among the artifacts are some of the objects found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun, who died about 1344 B.C. Inside the main building, the United Arab Republic of today is represented by numerous industrial, agricultural, handicraft and cultural exhibits. A small souvenir shop sells handicrafts of the Middle East. A snack bar sells Arab food.
* Admission: free to the pavilion; museum 50 cents.
TREASURES FROM ANTIQUITY. A miniature gold coffin that depicts Tutankhamun holding the crook and flail of his office is on display in the museum, along with other artifacts.
A SHOW OF PROGRESS. Motion pictures, maps, models, displays and fashion shows provide a panorama of the U.A.R.'s agricultural and industrial achievements. One section of the museum is devoted to an internationally sponsored program, now in progress, that will raise the 3,200-year-old temple of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel above the anticipated water level of the Aswan High Dam.


Models of the Aswan Dam and the Suez Canal are among many displays that emphasize progress in this ancient land.

Behind the three towering arches that form the gateway to the pavilion, relief maps, models and motion pictures provide a panorama of agricultural and industrial achievements. A souvenir shop sells rugs, leather goods and other items made by Egyptian craftsmen.

ASWAN HIGH DAM. On exhibit is a scale model of this massive irrigation and electrification project, which will turn two million acres into fertile farm land. Another display illustrates the international effort now under way to move and reconstruct on high ground the famous Abu Simbel temples threatened by the dam's artificial lake.
RESTAURANT. The motif is Egypt in ancient times. The cuisine stresses unusual Egyptian delicacies. A snack bar offers light meals.
Admission: free.


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