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Egyptian Antiquities Museum

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Address: Midan El Tahrir | Geographical Society Building, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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This famous museum houses the world’s largest collection of ancient...

This famous museum houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyption artifacts (more than 120,000 items on display) featuring the famous Tutankhamun collection with its beautiful gold death mask and sarcophagus and the royal Mummy room, which houses an additional eleven Pharaonic dignitaries.

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Private Cairo Egyptian Museum Tour with Lunch
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Half-Day tour to Egyptian Museum of Pharaonic Antiquities
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Private Tour: Egyptian Museum and Koshari Cooking Class

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Wish I had allowed a full day to see all the museum. Wish I had paid the 20 EGP to take photos inside.

Wish I had allowed a full day to see all the museum. I also wish I had paid the 20 EGP to take photos inside the museum. You really need a tour guide to explain the layout and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wish I had allowed a full day to see all the museum. I also wish I had paid the 20 EGP to take photos inside the museum. You really need a tour guide to explain the layout and point out the small but significant details a wandering tourist might miss.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just wow after wow the entirety of the discoveries inside King Tut's tomb. Just this part of the museum itself is worth your journey to Egypt. I had worried that the best Egyptian antiquities are at the Louvre, British Museum, and the Met. In 2018, a brand new museum to replace this older building will open!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is iconic for its history and the artifacts it contains - don't miss it! It's a large facility and some have criticized the condition of some of the exhibits, but keep in mind it's old and there's a tremendous volume of artifacts the curators must oversee. And yes, you will get to see the famous head mask of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One must plan ahead as to what one's interests are, otherwise there will never be enough time. "Egypt Museum" is an app from the Google Playstore which is great for self guided visit as it connects to information on exhibits via bluetooth. The treasures of Tutenkhamun, and the royal mummies(LE 100 extra ticket are highlights. There is also a copy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are lots of things to see here, you can spend hours going around the building, it would heva been better with a guide

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The building itself is something to behold but the actual stuff inside the Egyptian Antiquities Museum make it unmissable (and I doubt you won't not visit when you're here). We didn't pay extra for the special Pharos room with Rameses II mainly because there's so much to see anyway but the ticket prices are so cheap that it's not a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to start in order to obtain a contextual framework before visiting the sites in Egypt both in Cairo and up river

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The collection at The Egyptian Museum is second to none. It is an old fashioned museum, more in the line of a Victorian era one but what they have to see if amazing. The room dedicated to King Tut is wonderful!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Egyptian museum gives you the proper insight to the history of Egypt. A lot not mentioned in the history text books. The place is huge with literally thousands of artifacts some with no written description or proper labelling. Thus a guide is a must if you want to identify the important pieces in the sea of artifacts. Otherwise you'll... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is full of interesting history and antiques, although the museum is not very well kept.. if you visit without being on a tour it is very difficult to understand the story behind it.. since unfortunately they don't provide any information on display. Also, to see the mummies you need to pay extra, to bring a camera in you... More 

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