The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is located in Fustat, which was the first capital of Egypt under Muslim rule. This area of Cairo includes many churches, monasteries and the Amr Ibn Alas mosque, the first mosque in Egypt. The museum opened in 2017 and displays 50,000 artifacts presenting Egyptian Civilization from prehistoric times to the present day. The collection is divided into two separate regions, one chronological, with, archaic, pharaonic, Greco-roman, Coptic,medival, Islamic, modern and contemporary. The other thematic, with, down of civilization, the Nile, writing, state and society, material culture, beliefs and thinking and the gallery of royal mummies.
The biggest and newest attraction to the museum are 22 royal mummies that have been transferred from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir square to their final resting place in the NMEC. You can see, among others the mummies of King Ramses II, King Seqenenre Tao, Queen Hatshepsut, King Seti I and Queen Ahmose-Nefertari.