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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Cairo

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Ancient history at its best, The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities boasts a collection notable for its standout pieces and, with a total of around 120,000 pieces, for its depth. First timers will want to see the Gold Mask of Tutankhamen, the young ruler's funerary mask, discovered in 1925 and perhaps the most iconic of the museum's artifacts. The ground floor displays a wealth of coins and papyrus fragments, while up on the first floor you'll find most of the findings from the Valley of the Kings. Put The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities into our Cairo day trip planning app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Cairo.
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  • We went with tour guides who explain the mummies and the artifacts, but even if you dont have a guide, the items have narrations and you will be able to understand each item. 
    We went with tour guides who explain the mummies and the artifacts, but even if you dont have a guide, the items have narrations and you will be able to understand each item.  more »
  • Egyptian Museum #egyptianmuseum Any depository of our history, especially ancient history must be appreciated and respected. Consequently, in my books, museums usually get 5 Stars. However, this... 
    Egyptian Museum #egyptianmuseum Any depository of our history, especially ancient history must be appreciated and respected. Consequently, in my books, museums usually get 5 Stars. However, this...  more »
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  • My guide book said this famous museum was packed with exhibits and hard to work your way around. A guide definitely helps. Few exhibits are well labelled and it would be easy to miss something great if you tried to do it yourself. If you want to see a properly laid out modern museum in Egypt then my advice would be to go to the Luxor Museum. With the Great Egyptian Museum apparently close to opening, there are growing sections of this one now gutted and empty. It feels like closing sale! The highlight is the Tutankhamen exhibit. No photos in the treasure room. But I care less as looking at the golden mask was worth the trip. I wonder what will happen to this museum. It could be amazing but needs serious renovation. Also the traffic to get to and from the location is hectic.
  • Definitely a must see. It's so interesting to be able to see history first hand and up close. So many wonderful things to see with a story to each. You can spend an entire day and not see everything. It is best to have a local guide to help walk you through and explain what everything is. You get the sense of how people lived back in those days and how beautiful and detailed designs were as well. Best place to see if you want to experience history.

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