(Images credit: Ahram Gate)
Egypt’s Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptian Affairs Abroad, Nabila Makrahm Abdel Shahid joined Consul General of Egypt in Chicago, Dr Sameh Abu El Enein on a recent tour through Halim Time and Glass Museum in Chicago. The museum opened in October 2017, and it was founded by the family of Egyptian engineer/businessman Cameel Halim. It holds rare historical pieces that have been collected from around the world, over 30 years.
Due to a fire in the original building, the development process of the museum took 11 years. The five floors house over 1,100 rare antique clocks and watches (including some that belonged to King Farouk and Napoleon Bonaparte), along with 80 stained glass pieces. According to El Watan News, the minister mentioned how honourable it is for an Egyptian man to have built the museum in one of the United States’ most popular cities, who shared the same views with the Consul General as he also expressed his pride and praised the museum.
Take a look at the pieces on display below: