Renovated Cairo Islamic Art Museum to Reopen Soon

5 August 2010 (Last Updated August 5th, 2010 18:30)

The newly reconstructed Egyptian Museum of Islamic Art will soon reopen in Cairo. The facility underwent a seven-year facelift following its closure in 2003. The new museum features enhanced room spaces and display areas to house nearly 1,700 selected items for display, according

The newly reconstructed Egyptian Museum of Islamic Art will soon reopen in Cairo.

The facility underwent a seven-year facelift following its closure in 2003.

The new museum features enhanced room spaces and display areas to house nearly 1,700 selected items for display, according to Reuters

The original building was designed by Italian Alfonso Manescalo.