The Coptic Museum

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The Coptic Museum
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Housing some of the finest collections of Coptic art dating back to Egypt’s Christian era, this museum includes collections of ancient ankhs and Horus-like falcons, stone carvings from the era of the Mamluks, a 6th-century Coptic stone pulpit and the 1,600-year-old Coptic book of the Psalms of David.
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,331 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
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 but written down with Greek alphabet. Beautiful sacral art collection.
Written 11 January 2022
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Michael W
Redding, CT947 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Friends
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 close by but otherwise I’d be inclined to miss this off the itinerary.
Written 2 January 2022
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Abeer H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,159 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Family
Like of the Cairo, inconvenient. No ramps etc. for strollers. Museum has a lift but not functioning. Museum was relatively dark.
Written 7 December 2021
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Jazzumbo
Romania1,470 contributions
Oct. 2021
It's like travelling to Greece in no time. After stepping in the museum's courtyard, you can forget that you're in Cairo. The oldest exhibits are about the pre Christian Greek civilization, there are many frescoes about people harvesting grapes, producing wine and about Dionysus and Aphrodite, about Zeus and Europe.
The newer exhibits are artifacts collected from various Coptic churches around Cairo and they are like a time capsule.
The building that host the museum is a masterpiece itself, displaying an amazing mixture of Arab and Byzantine architecture.
The patio makes the visitors feel like they are visiting the South of Spain. I was really impressed about the woodcraft created to protect the windows from sunlight.
A great experience overall.
Written 21 October 2021
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Inspiration650106
New York33 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Solo
This is a must see for anyone interested in Christian or Egyptian history. The building itself is a beautiful piece of artwork with some of the best carvings I’ve ever seen. Plan to spend at least two hours exploring the museum’s vast collection
Written 25 August 2021
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NRP57
St Lucia35 contributions
Oct. 2020
Wonderfully kept. Well annotated and loads of interesting artefacts. Well worth a visit. Price is very reasonable too
Written 12 February 2021
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Kazi Y
Dhaka City, Bangladesh131 contributions
Feb. 2020
The Coptic Museum Cairo was founded by Marcus Simaika in 1908. The museum traces the history of Egypt from its beginnings to the present day. It was erected on 8,000 square meter land offered by the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, under the guardianship of Pope Cyril V. The Coptic museum houses the world's most important examples of Coptic art. The museum itself is a beautiful building. It is full of Historic items, lots of things to see with clear descriptions in English. The objects are grouped into different mediums, such as stonework, woodwork, metalwork, textiles and manuscripts. Also it was not very crowded. But I feel that there are poor light to see all the items properly. It is worth to pay the Entry fee.
Written 27 March 2020
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Eric M
Basel, Switzerland69 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Solo
Although there are some amazing artifacts in this museum, the staff will follow you around constantly like you are a criminal. They also try to usher you out of the museum as quickly as possible, before you have a chance to finish looking at the exhibits. When I was there, they also had a blackout, and they tried to kick me out of the museum without refunding my money. They also refused to return the money that I paid to take photos, even though it was impossible to photograph because of the blackout. It's a shame that these great exhibits had to be ruined by such egregious and incompetent staff.
Written 12 March 2020
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nina j
8 contributions
Mar. 2020
Medium sized museum of Coptic art, well labelled in English, French & Arabic. Rooms have beautifully carved wooden ceilings. Wall paintings from abandoned monasteries the personal highlight.
Written 2 March 2020
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Mus
Toronto, Canada116 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Solo
A rich and very interesting museum that showcases very important items and objects. If you go to the Coptic area, you should go visit this museum. It costs 100 EGP. It’s included in the Cairo pass if you get one.
To get in there, take a taxi or Uber. Another good thing is that the museum is usually not that packed.
At the end of your visit try to go outside the building, there is a beautiful area that has beautiful stairs and windows.
Written 22 February 2020
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