Denshway Museum

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Coordinates: 30°36′07″N 30°51′13″E / 30.60194°N 30.85361°E / 30.60194; 30.85361 The Denshway Museum is a museum in Al-Minufiyah, Egypt, 100 kilometers north of Cairo which was established to commemorate the Denshawai Incident.

Establishment[edit]

The museum, which opened in July 1999 commemorates the Denshawai Incident, Egyptian peasants who struggled against British colonialism in 1906,[1] and honors the seven martyrs who were hanged on 26 June 1906.

Museum idea[edit]

In creating the museum, it was hoped to remind villagers of the history that helped to shape the region and also provide a cultural center which would increase tourism in the region.[2]

Museum design[edit]

The museum's design is that of an Egyptian pigeon tower, with three levels connected by spiral stone stairs. The museum includes a replica of the gallows, paintings and sculptures that tell the story of the incident as it unfolded, five exhibition halls, and public space.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Denshway Museum". Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  2. ^ a b Rania Khallaf (1999-07-01). "'Our Way Towards a Better Life'". Al-Ahram. Retrieved 2008-05-29.