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The Coptic Museum, Cairo

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Learn more about a continuous tradition that links the ancient to Islamic Egypt at The Coptic Museum, an impressive fortified building housing the world's largest collection of Coptic artifacts and pieces of art. Spanning 8,000 sq m (86,111 sq ft), the museum features brightly colored fresco paintings and icons with saints, as well as holy relics and items of everyday use. Founded in 1908, the collection shows a rich blend of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman traditions with some 16,000 objects arranged in chronological sections. You'll have the chance to view textiles, books, stonework, woodwork, metalwork, manuscripts, and other religious items labeled in Arabic, English, and French. Take a look at our Cairo trip itinerary app to schedule your visit to The Coptic Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Very nice place Alot of very interesting monements You will see there alot of very unique masterpieces related to coptic period 
    Very nice place Alot of very interesting monements You will see there alot of very unique masterpieces related to coptic period  more »
  • For anybody interested in the history of this ancient Christian denomination this an interesting destination taking the visitors to a different but fascinating Cairo where ancient Egyptian is spoken.....  more
    For anybody interested in the history of this ancient Christian denomination this an interesting destination taking the visitors to a different but fascinating Cairo where ancient Egyptian is spoken.....  more »
  • If all things old and Coptic appeal, then this is the place for you. Otherwise, I’m afraid this is a great big nothing burger. OK if you’ve got spare time and are visiting the Hanging Church really... 
    If all things old and Coptic appeal, then this is the place for you. Otherwise, I’m afraid this is a great big nothing burger. OK if you’ve got spare time and are visiting the Hanging Church really...  more »
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  • Lovely place to visit. A huge variety of Coptic artefacts from different time periods. Unfortunately, the museum was not air conditioned however you could feel that it is actually a little bit colder than outside. Most things have descriptions in English and French alongside Arabic. Be sure to arrive there early as its working hours are quite short. The museum has two floors and its beautifully carved in stone and wood.
  • A bit dark and flash in Cameras or cell phones are not allowed! Cool place and fun! Coptic history! Of course, it is Egypt so keep your money rolling! Because rarely someone will help or be kind to you there for free!
  • Amazing museum in an amazing building. The cross/ankh display and artifacts are worth it alone. Excellent.
  • recommended
  • I didn't go in, cuz I find the ticket a bit expensive. The churches in the old Cairo small district are very beautiful, down-to-earth, and free.

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