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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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There is so much so see at the museum. make sure you have ample time. if short on time then schedule the visit during the hot part of the day as this is all indoors.you have to... read more

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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is so much so see at the museum. make sure you have ample time. if short on time then schedule the visit during the hot part of the day as this is all indoors.you have to buy an extra ticket to see the mummies that are on display at the museum.

Thank gwalior95
Zwevezele, Belgium
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is amazing how much of this treasures are in good shape. I was lucky to visit with a local guide. It was great to see such rich historie.

Thank Pat D
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazed at the artifacts, recommended that you visit with a guide, photos allowed if you buys ticket. Dnt forget to buy a ticket to the mummy room.

Thank Gwendoline l
Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Do not pass this up. I was lucky enough to visit on a Sunday evening, with an Egyptian friend to walk me through. There is so much to see that you will need to focus. MY three favorites: the Amarna room which focuses on Akhnetan, the mummies room, and the tutankhamen room. Must sees. In fact, this museum is a... More 

Thank bklynbubba
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful place representing the ancient Egyptian civilization including wonders and I recommend visiting

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Looks as though it has seen better days but unbelievable collection of antiquities. Maybe a little too cluttered and the fact that they clearly state a higher fee fur foreigners is a little annoying and a touch offensive. You also get constantly hassled by cabbies outside and your guides inside but I guess that's Egypt for you. The mummies room... More 

Thank faraway1967
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything I imagined and wanted from a visit to the Museum. But go early, take water and snacks (nothing for sale inside), and spend a few hours. Tour guide is optional

Thank Ash A
Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the museum with a guide and if you have time constraints I feel this is the way to go as the guide would take you to all the important pieces and give you a good overview. Yo have to purchase a pass to be able to take photos inside and even then in certain areas such as the... More 

Thank Christo K
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is great to experience the museum and to see the sequence of development from period to Period, it is wawww

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the museum as part of a tour. You were only able to take photos if you paid money otherwise they would make you pay double. Great idea for the museum, we were traveling with another couple so only one person paid and took all the photos. It was nice to see mummies and King Tuts possessions. Cooler... More 

Thank tksheb

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