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Learn more about a continuous tradition that links the ancient to Islamic Egypt at The Coptic Museum, an impressive fortified building housing the world's largest collection of Coptic artifacts and pieces of art. Spanning 8,000 sq m (86,111 sq ft), the museum features brightly colored fresco paintings and icons with saints, as well as holy relics and items of everyday use. Founded in 1908, the collection shows a rich blend of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman traditions with some 16,000 objects arranged in chronological sections. You'll have the chance to view textiles, books, stonework, woodwork, metalwork, manuscripts, and other religious items labeled in Arabic, English, and French. Take a look at our Cairo trip itinerary app to schedule your visit to The Coptic Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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The Coptic Museum reviews
Coptic Cairo is a day of touring in itself. This museum is a great starting point before you see the other sights to help put everything in context. Well worth a visit. The displays were nicely...
Coptic Cairo is a day of touring in itself. This museum is a great starting point before you see the other sights to help put everything in context. Well worth a visit. The displays were nicely... more »
Egypt is a land of several civilizations - Ancient Egyptian (Pharao), Grecian, Roman, Christian, and Islamic. This museum contains elements and artifacts of the middle three.
Egypt is a land of several civilizations - Ancient Egyptian (Pharao), Grecian, Roman, Christian, and Islamic. This museum contains elements and artifacts of the middle three. more »
Worthwhile even for non-Christians. The building itself is already worth the 100 EGP entry fee, and the museum has some nice pieces. I found the art combining Coptic, Egyptian and Greek in one especially fascinating. Easily combined with the (free) Hanging Church next door, and quickly accessible through metro line 1. Highly recommended!
Lovely place to visit. A huge variety of Coptic artefacts from different time periods. Unfortunately, the museum was not air conditioned however you could feel that it is actually a little bit colder than outside. Most things have descriptions in English and French alongside Arabic. Be sure to arrive there early as its working hours are quite short. The museum has two floors and its beautifully carved in stone and wood.
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