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Museum of Modern Art in Egypt, Port Said
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The Museum of Modern Art contains works of 20th century Egyptian artists from 1908 and features regularly changing exhibitions of contemporary artists. The Museum of Modern Art in Ports Said is in Shohada Square, and features the Modern History of Port Said by Egyptian artists.

Port Said, a city overlooking the Suez Canal, is named after Egypt’s Khedive Mohammed Said Pasha in recognition of his enthusiasm to dig a man-made waterway between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. The decision was made by an international commission suggested by England, France, Russia, Austria and Spain. On April 25, 1859 the Egyptian national flag was raised on the site and labourers were given the go-ahead with the unprecedented project. Since its birth, Port Said has witnessed major events, the most important of which was the tripartite aggression led in 1956 by England, France and Israel after Egypt nationalized Suez Canal. The city was the stronghold of heroic national resistance, which forced the aggressors to pull out. In 1967 the city’s residents were evacuated from their homes after Israel launched its military attack against the Egyptian territory. The Suez Canal was closed down. However, after the Egyptian army won a decisive victory against Israel in 1973, restoring its control on the waterway, the displaced people returned triumphantly to Port Said. The Suez Canal was also reopened after its eight-year closure.