Museum of the Ancient Nile

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MoAN1682

MoAN - 1682
Helwan University / eg Egypt
4 members
Ammar Yasser
Kirolos Aziz
mostafa mohamed
saif ragaei

Project type:
Cultural Y Espectáculos

Resurrection
There was nothing, There was only death; The Nile flooded; then life began.
Much of the Egyptian land consists of dry desert. Throughout most of the year, very little rain falls on Egyptian deserts, the fertile soil is created by the annual spring floods, when the Nile River overflows onto the banks, that's why it was held by the ancient Egyptians as a symbol of Rebirth.
They believed the Nile River was the river way that was taken from life to death and then to enter the afterlife. The east bank, where the sun rose, was looked at as the place of growth and birth and the west bank, where the sun set, was Side of death. This is why all of the burial tombs for the Egyptians are on the west side of the Nile.
Our proposal is a manifestation of the duality of death and life in Egyptian mythology that emphasize the spiritual side of the Nile's influence on the Egyptian civilization.
The project consists of two ways of circulation:
First a waterway so the visitors could explore our museum on small boats.
The second is a path from death to life divided into three stages:
Death:
The First stage is underground representing death in the absence of the Nile on the west side of the site.
Re-birth:
The inter-mediate stage consisting of degrading slope from underground to the ground level around waterfall - First contact with the Nile -representing the annual floods which symbolize the Re-birth.
Life:
The last stage on the Ground level and the final part of the life cycle is an outdoor exhibition representing life caused by the inundation on the east side of the site.

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