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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  • We did not know that so much Christian history existed in this small place. The exhibits are well-done and widely spaced apart. You will enjoy it.  more »
  • This ancient building contains a true world heritage of relics is treasures of a very ancient civilization of the world some objects date from more than 6000an jewelry so well worked it seems to some that they do not have 3000an this museum contains also the mummy of the pharaoh picks up 2 is the famous treasure of tutankhamun
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  • Definitely worth visiting. Interesting items, most if not all very clearly labelled and organized. Not too big, takes about an hour or less to go through everything.  more »
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  • I went there as part of my study excursion and I was not very impressed by the museum. The lighting is bad and display is boring. The labels are old and dusty and the bigger information panels are repetitive. They can definitely improve the display of objects and the lighting. But I give full points to the building. Its a nice building with beautiful wooden ceilings (don't forget to look up). And the collection is very unique.
  • I loved it. Reveals one of the beautiful eras of old times. There is also an access to an ancient castle that was built in the 18th century. Close to this place is the hanging church and a couple of other mosques and churches.
  • It was nice to get away from the crowd and tours. The museum was very quiet, a lot of pictorial and written explanation about the era. I especially liked the decorated windows!
  • Larger and nicer than expected. Many artifacts and pleasant architecture of the museum showing coptic design.
  • Calm place. Talking about coptic culture in Egypt. It’s old palace as i think and converted to museum.
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