Egypt Papyrus Museum, Giza

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Egypt Papyrus Museum preserves and showcases probably one of the most quintessential of all ancient Egyptian creations. Discover how the cyperus papyrus plant becomes parchment that can be drawn and written on, with a demonstration of the technique performed by an expert artisan. The gift shop represents a real treat for anyone looking for a gift or souvenir. Put Egypt Papyrus Museum into our Giza travel route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Giza.
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  • The Papyrus museam was fascinating. The whole process of watching how papyrus paper was made was so interesting. Also the various images hyrogliphed on the papyrus were beautiful to see up close  more »
  • Went in here as it was part of our excursion.. Nice items in here but very over priced! They show you a demonstration that they seemed to be very proud of.. (lights go off) Then the paper pictures...  more »
  • At first when we were brought here by our tour guide, we were hesitant about the whole thing. Great, an obligatory tourist stop where people would give us a song and dance about a topic and we'd end.....  more »
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  • 2 stars deducted for the unbelievable price tags. Make sure that you offer 1/10th of the sticker price.
  • Very expensive. Probably four times more expensive than it should be. Don be fooled by the fact that it is called a museum, the prices listed aren't the price that they want you to pay. They expect you to haggle and give you the hard sell. Personally I would have bought a lot more if the prices are honest upfront. I don't do this haggling rubbish. Give me your best price and I will either buy it or not.
  • In case you were not aware, this is a country of hagglers. never pay the sticker price. the acceptable price you can walk out the door with about half of what they put on the art. That said if they read this, it will be 1/4. Hagging is part of the country, but don't be a jerk. don't insult the art because it is very well done. And expert note, you can buy blank papyrus here. You will have to haggle for that too.
  • This is not a museum. It's a shop which sells overpriced paintings on papyrus to tourists. They have a demonstration of papyrus-making, which some tourists find interesting, but the real reason your guide or driver will bring you here is to get a commission for bringing you. And the real reason for the demonstration is to get you ready for a hard sell. They salespeople are happy to give you a discount, because even with a steel discount, you will still be paying far more than these items are worth.
  • Nice place for getting originals papyrus

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