United Arab Pavilion

Three towering arches stood at the entrance to this pavilion, which reflected a culture that lasted from the time of the pharaohs to the present. A museum inside held treasures of the past; from Egyptian, Greco-Roman, early Christian and Islamic eras in the country's history.

The "Treasures of Antiquity" exhibit showed a miniature gold coffin that depicted Tutankhamum holding the crook and flail of his office. They and others were among objects found in the pharaoh's tomb (he died about 1344 B.C.)

Motion pictures, maps, models, displays and a fashion show provided a panorama of the U.A.R.'s agricultural and industrial achievements. One section of the museum was devoted to a program (in progress in 1964) to raise the 3,200 year old temple of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel above the anticipated level of the Aswan High Dam.

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