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Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

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Sights and Museums,History Museum
Ranked #2 in Cairo things to do
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Tahrir Square, Meret Basha, Qasr an Nile, Cairo Governorate 11516, Egypt
+20 2 579 6974
9am-5pm daily
http://www.egyptianmuseum.gov.eg/
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Officially called the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, downtown Cairo's star attraction feels more like the warehouse of Indiana Jones than a traditional museum. Like the rest of Egypt, the ... Read more
organization may be a bit chaotic but it's worth it to spend at least half a day wandering the museum's two main floors. The highlight of the Pharonic treasures here are without a doubt the mummies of famous Egyptian Pharaohs. Queen Hatshepsut is the most recently discovered mummy here, while the remains of King Tutankhamen's tomb is the most visited attraction; check out the the 24-pound gold mask of King Tut's face.

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Milan

The huge Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square is an absolute must for its mummy collection, vast range of ancient Egyptian exhibits including the mask of King Tut and many other treasures, but not only - the building itself and the seemingly-haphazard exhibition style makes it also worth a visit! It looks as if you walked into an antiques store, with priceless items all around you.

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Sacramento, California

It's a really nice museum with a lot of details about history. It would take several hours with a tour guide to actually go through all the historical eras.

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Yorba Linda, California, USA

Literally my first stop after landing in Cairo was the Egyptian Museum. The only words to describe it is WOW!
The artifacts from the pharaoh's of Egypt was amazing.

So many things to see. My guide was very good, but it felt rushed (2 hour tour). I could stay here for days and be amazed. The craftsmanship of the statues, jewelry, mask, etc etc is fantastic, remember these items are well over 2,000 years old or older. Just amazing.

This is a must see place, when you're in Cairo.

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Amman

A great place to make a trip back in time. You'll need a guidebook and lots of time.

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Quincy, Florida, USA
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Whether an Egyptologist or curious about all things Egyptian, take time to visit this fabulous home to all the Pharaonic treasures. Learn about the hullabaloo over the incredible riches unearthed from the boy king Tutankhamun’s tomb. Admire ancient coins and papyrus scrolls. Peer inside gilded sarcophagi and inspect antique scarab amulets. Maybe you want to actually see those shriveled corpses inside the stone coffins, wrapped in their linens and preserved for eternity. Spend the extra money for entrance to the hall of kings and queens, in all their mummified glory, and ask the museum curator how they used to scramble the brains before embalming the bodies.

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Los Angeles, California
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They have an amazing collection but you won't be able to identify or learn about many items because they don't have labels! They expect you to buy the guide book in the museum gift shop to be able to identify the various artifacts. There is no air conditioning so be prepared to be stuck in dark, hot, and stuffy corridors.

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Miravet, Spain

One of my favourite museums in the world just because of the way it is. Some absolute masterpieces of one of the world's greatest civilisations. And yes, there's King Tut's death mask too. Two tips: come at around 4pm and miss the coach parties; and, ignore the men outside who as you approach the building will tell you it's closed (and doubtless that you can wait at a brother-in-law's souvenir shop).

Alas, there's a slightly darker side to the Egyptian Museum... During the recent revolution(s), protesters exercising their democratic rights in Tahrir Square were dragged in here by secret police for 'interrogation'.

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Nizwa, Oman

A dusty, disorganized beautiful mess, the Egyptian Museum is very similar to Cairo itself. Unless you're an Egyptologist, I suggest you hire one of the many tour guides lurking about the entrance to make sense of this symphony of disorder. Oh, and if you seen anyone not in military or police uniform holding a machine gun outside, run or hide for your life.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Best museum I have ever been to. I think our guide told us that if you were to stand in front of each artifact for 1 minute, it would take something like 40 years to see everything in the museum (so maybe these stats aren't exactly right, but the point is: there was a lot of stuff). My favorite section was the mummy display and King Tut's tomb artifacts. Truly an amazing collection.

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Fremantle, Australia

You have to pay extra to see the mummies but I thought it was worth it. I did , however, have a student card; so I got a discount to the exhibit's entry fee. There is some fascinating stuff in this huge museum but it's hard to know what it is. Many of the exhibits lack signage. I believe there is a printed guide that you can buy at the gift shop. The place is huge, so give yourself at least a full day to see it.

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Paranaque, Philippines

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. One day isnt enough to see everything.

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

One of the best museums in the world. What the Egyptian Museum lacks in lighting, display, and explanatory text, it makes up for fully with the sheer volume and quality of items on display. The King Tut exhibit is the highlight but be sure to budget plenty of time. I hate guided tours but would consider one here.

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Singapore, Singapore

There are many valuable antiques that recorded the history of Egypt, however, it is not very well maintained. The showroom for King Tutankhamun on the 1st floor is a must see attraction you cannot miss.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

A great way to see the history preserved. There is sooo much here that it takes a good part of the day to see most of it. Eat before you go!

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Omg ! place contains the history & civilization of a country ♥ really i loved it so much , i visited it with an Egyptian Travel agency called On The Move Travel in addition to the amazing visit that i had , i very much appreciated their friendly treatment and cheap prices too in fact :D http://goo.gl/59mND hope u all visit that great Museum :))

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

This place is vast and has many artifacts. The problem is it feels more like a warehouse more than anything. It still is worth it to see the mummy room and the Tutankhamun exhibit.

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Gaza

The museum was very cool, intrigued me for a lot of stuff there, but what was interesting to me is a collections of tools which was the ancient Egyptians used in construction and in their other daily work. What I notice that our tools is the current evolution of her, but did not differ significantly and some are quite similar. This make ​​me ask myself the question how this civilization vanished ? , I think it's a grate place to visit and you can find your own interesting things easily :)

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Los Angeles, California, USA

You need to go here if you are in Cairo! They have an amazing collection of artifacts. It's awesome how much stuff they have from thousands of years ago. The museum is a bit scary if you are wandering around by yourself. It is a bit dark in some corners and the statues are so real and eerie. It was really neat seeing the King Tut exhibit as well. I think it was $20 more to see this. He was smaller than I thought.

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Blytheville

Being in Tahrir Square was exciting enough.. But the museums offer more than anyone could dream of seeing in just one place. A must see when in the country. From the beginning emperors to modern day leaders, the museum covers the vastness of Egypts cultural history.

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