Tanta Museum is the only museum in Gharbia; it has been closed for 18 years. The museum is currently being renovated and developed by the Projects Sector at the Ministry of Antiquities.
Head of the sector Waad Abu el-Ela confirmed on Tuesday that the development, restoration and strengthening the pillars of Tanta Museum is running on schedule due to the keenness of the Projects Sector to inaugurate the museum as soon as possible.
Abu el-Ela further stated that 90 percent of the engineering work has been completed, adding that all other preparations will be done in two weeks after Eid al-Fitr holidays.
Tanta Museum includes 8579 artifacts from various eras including the Pharaonic, Roman and Greek eras. It is the only preserved archaeological museum in Gharbia.
The Display Scenario Committee changed the museums former display in order to present the numerous artifacts in a modern eye-catching manner.
The museum displaying scenario will be divided into two sections; the first section includes the archaeological discoveries of the excavations that took place in Gharbia Governorate, and the second section includes pieces that depict daily life, resurrection and immortality.
The museum consists of five floors, the first floor is dedicated to distinguished services, the second and third floors will be used to display various artifacts. The fourth floor is reserved for the administrative offices of the museum staff, while the fifth floor has lecture and conference halls.