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The Coptic Museum

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Address: No 4 Fakhry Abd el Nour street | Abbassia, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Phone Number:
3639742 - 3628766
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Housing some of the finest collections of Coptic art dating back to Egypt’s...

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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Good History of the Copts

I visited this museum on a Friday morning as part of my tour of Coptic Cairo with a private guide. There weren’t many other people there. Photography is allowed if you pay an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum on a Friday morning as part of my tour of Coptic Cairo with a private guide. There weren’t many other people there. Photography is allowed if you pay an extra 50 EGP. All the displays have signs in English. The displays included carvings, paintings, textile art, coins, very old books including the oldest known Book of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a valuable addition to the trip of anyone regardless off your Deity,I saw all 3 main religions represented here simply fantastic,Churches,Mosque,synagogue.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many of the items here were donated by wealthy families.There is the oldest bible here and examples of Coptic writings as well as beautiful Islamic rooms and tile and carvings

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great selection of well preserved ancient buildings. Was relatively quiet when we visited and it was great to stroll around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I get very interesting information about how Egypt was in this Era, after finishing you can visit the rest of the churches there and the Jewish Ben Ezra Synagogue

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This was surely worth a couple of hours looking over all the historical items and in a very interesting area of Cairo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This area of Cairo is truly amazing! I spent about 6 hours walking around the area by myself and I could have stayed longer but if you didn't want to spend a full day - I'm sure 3 hours would suffice. I highly recommend a tour guide to accompany you however because it is so rich with history. The area... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

The Museum building is very aesthetically constructed and pleasing to the eyes. Its location is Coptic Christian Cairo Center, an area which is full of Coptic Churches and graveyards like the famous hanging Church and the Church of St Barbra. Do not miss the walls of the Roman Babylon Fort well within the Museum compound. The Museum is well-organized and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Went with a friend who was visiting Egypt for the first time and she really enjoyed it! The Museum was renovated recently and is very well maintained, the ceiling are just so beautiful!! With beautiful displays of so much history, telling the stories of Christianity in Egypt, and wheelchair accessibility and great circulation makes it easy to go through and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

i think since i saw the pyramids at Giza and Luxor, it fades in the magnanimous nature of the egyptian civilization, somehow, it did not give me an impression, probably i am overwhelmed by the egyptian civilization by far, but it will be a good visit for devout christians to know their very first roots! I advise new visitors after... More 

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