UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC

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  Tutankhamen, who died about 1344 B.C. Inside the main building, the United Arab Republic of today is represented by numerous industrial, agricultural, handcraft and cultural exhibits. A small souvenir shop sells handicrafts of the Middle East, and free samples of Arab food are offered to visitors.

The United Arab Republic originally consisted of Egypt and Syria. In 1961 Syria dropped out of the alliance, leading to the dual signage for Egypt and the UAR on the pavilion. (CD #5 Set 20 #25)


 


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