Egyptian Museums - Roda Island

Egyptian Museums - Roda Island Last updated on Sunday 18th April 2010

The early 20th century palace of Prince Mohammed Ali Tewfiq was converted into a museum in 1955. Built in a melange of Middle Eastern styles -- Persian, Syrian, Ottoman, Mamluki and Moorish, the palace features some fine Islamic traditional craft work. The museum contains fine manuscripts, furniture and clothing from the royal households of Mohammed Ali Pasha and his successors.

Maniel Palace Museum

Maniel Palace, Sharia Ali Ibrahim, Maniel, Roda Island

The early 20th century palace of Prince Mohammed Ali Tewfiq was converted into a museum in 1955. Built in a melange of Middle Eastern styles -- Persian, Syrian, Ottoman, Mamluki and Moorish, the palace features some fine Islamic traditional craft work. The museum contains fine manuscripts, furniture and clothing from the royal households of Mohammed Ali Pasha and his successors. King Farouk's enormous collection of wild game trophies is housed in a royal hunting museum added to the Maniel Palace Museum in 1962. The other half of the palace grounds is occupied by Club Med.

Hours: Daily 9.00am-4.00pm

Admission: L.E. 5.00, Students L.E. 2.50

Photography permits: fees apply; flashes and tripods prohibited.

Nilometer

This was a measuring device built in the 9th century to gauge the rise and fall of the Nile River to help predict the annual crop harvest.

Southern tip of Roda Island

Admission: fees apply; there are special fees for students.

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