The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Cairo

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Ancient history at its best, The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities boasts a collection notable for its standout pieces and, with a total of around 120,000 pieces, for its depth. First timers will want to see the Gold Mask of Tutankhamen, the young ruler's funerary mask, discovered in 1925 and perhaps the most iconic of the museum's artifacts. The ground floor displays a wealth of coins and papyrus fragments, while up on the first floor you'll find most of the findings from the Valley of the Kings. Put The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities into our Cairo day trip planning app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Cairo.
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  • As objects are being packaged up in preparation for the move to the new museum I would encourage people to wait for travel plans to the museum until the move is complete. We did enjoy the artifacts...  more »
  • It's a huge museum with over a million pieces on display. Mummy room was interesting though eerie too. Loads of history to lap up.  more »
  • We visited the Egyptian Museum with two teenagers and were simply amazed at the sheer number and size of the place. I was happy that both kids enjoyed the different rooms at their own pace and we...  more »
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  • Very wonderful. Well arranged nice to visit . You must visit it many times. In the center of Cairo. Easy to reach from any place in Cairo by transportation. It is historical majestic. Thanks
  • You must go with a guide , otherwise you will spend days in this enormous museum. Most of the exhibits are moving in March, 2020 to the new grand Egyptian Museum near the pyramids and the sphinx. A guide will show the important artifacts. There is an additional charge for the King Tut section. The museum is definitely overwhelming and can get warm.
  • Tickets were understandable. They have many things you won't be able to see at normal museums. Not only do they show some very interesting things, they have cards at every item to explain to you what is what. You won't really understand how valuable everything if unless you truly understand it.
  • Get a guide. The amount of mummies and artifacts is impressive. Even mid-move with I don't know how many items packed up.
  • Really cool museum with tons of ancient artifacts. What’s missing here is detailed signage to tell you what you are looking at. We spent a few hours walking around but since there were no signs on about 60% of the things in the museum we didn’t learn as much as we could have
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