Egypt's Abdel Nasser's house to become museum

The new museum will gather personal belongings of the leader as well as pictures and records of his conversations with world leaders. (File photo: AFP)

The Egyptian Ministry of Culture announced Saturday the beginning of a 30-month project to turn the house of Egypt’s former leader Gamal Abdel Nasser into a museum, according to an official statement released by the ministry.

This museum will be a “real achievement, in particular for Abdel Nasser’s fans who have always wanted to accomplish this dream,” Salah el-Meligy, Chairman of the Fine Art sector said in the statement, according to Reuters News Agency.

The new museum will gather personal belongings of the leader as well as pictures and records of his conversations with world leaders.

It will also include a library "containing all the books, research, and audio-visual materials documenting the life of President Abdel Nasser in Egypt and the history of this era," Meligy said in the statement.

The museum, first approved by the Egyptian authorities in 2008, is expected to be completed in Aug. 2016, the statement read.

The former Egyptian leader has two existing museums in Egypt. The first one in Alexandria, the country’s second largest city, and the other in Cairo’s “Pharaonic village.”
 

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