Egypt: The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in Egypt has recently updated that the Crocodile Museum in Awan Governorate has celebrated its 12th opening anniversary ceremony, which falls on January 31st every year.
As per the updates, the information was shared by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities officials on their official social media handles on the auspicious occasion of completing 12 years of its establishment.
In addition, the 12th anniversary of the Crocodile Museum was celebrated at the Museum in the presence of top officials of the Museum and visitors.
Furthermore, the officials have stated that the Crocodile Museum is one of the most important characteristic museums in the Aswan province, located next to the Kom Ambo Temple on the eastern side of the Nile River to highlight the idol Subak, one of the idols of Kum Ambo city.
On his part, the Museum’s general director, Mr Saad Zaghloul, explained that the ceremony included:
- Organizing a scientific seminar to introduce the Museum and its most important collectables.
- A drawing workshop for children.
- Organizing guided tours for visitors.
- Honouring the distinguished staff of the Museum.
“It is noteworthy that the Crocodile Museum displays several appearances of worshipping the Subak idol, which takes the crocodile body and it’s associated with crocodile embossing and other rituals,” said reports,
As per the management authorities of the Crocodile Museum, “The idol including a model of a crocodile tomb and a large number of crocodile mummies with the largest mummy of 4.30 m, while the smallest of 2 m, as well as a collection of Crocodile fins, eye and ivory and gold tooth speckles”.
In the end, the Museum also contains statues of different sizes of the idol Sobek and some vulgar plaques, and a tombstone model mimicking what was discovered in the Chutab Coward, which outlines burial methods and displays the pottery coffins that contained the mummy of this sacred animal.