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.