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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  • What a mess. This was one of the last things I visited in Egypt. I didn't use a tour guide, but I should have. Only a tiny fraction of things are labeled, and even those labels are super old. There...  more »
  • This is like the most well known Museum of Egypt but currently not being managed well. While the collection is great, but Museum is very poorly managed. It is dusty, not clean and very very hot...  more »
  • This was the culmination of a month long trip through Egypt. We were a group of 13 and we always had professional guides. Tour this museum with a guide do not do it on your own. Read ahead or listen.....  more »
  • Even if you are not a history lover, you will be pleasantly surprised with the Egyptian Museum. Egypt hosts one of the oldest civilizations in the world, and it’s easy to see why the Egyptian museum has access to such a massive wealth of historical artifacts that span thousands of years. For me, the highlight of the museum was the King Tut exhibit, which features all sorts of treasures from his tomb, including his world-renowned gold mask.
  • Egypt is home to some of the most important cultural treasures that the ancient civilizations have to offer. Perhaps the most popular of which, are the pyramids of Giza, the last survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This ancient pyramid complex has baffled historians and travelers for centuries, and it still offers one of the best sights in the world, a true world wonder. How great civilizations were living in this land. I believe many of the artworks cannot be achieved by the modern technology. this museum has the most wonderful collection of historical pieces.
  • This is wow amazing, such good Egyptian artifacts, I would highly recommend that you go there. Please be respectful and ask before taking pictures. They are amazing finds which researchers have found in the desert. Over 3000 years old simply amazing. I would highly recommend this if you do like Egyptian art and it's artifacts.
  • At this moment they are packing up some of the displays and repainting for some reason. Our guide indicated that most of the masterpieces were still available for viewing but at some point the old museum will not be that great during the transition. Tuts mask etc were still there and we had a good visit but it might be worth waiting until the new museum is completely open.
  • You easily need a couple of days to explore all this museum haste offer. Amazed about the level of details on some of the statues and if you are a hieroglyphics nerd like me, this is the place to geek out on this stuff :) The mummies (yes they have actual mummies which you can see!) were impressive too. I wish the museum was kept in s better condition as there's a whole ancient world in here and it doesn't look like they are taking care of it :(

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