Egypt Museum in Cairo

           

 

  

 


 
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If you want to visit a museum in Cairo you should choose the Egyptian Museum; this museum has the biggest collection of Egyptian antiquities and is the most visited in Egypt. The Egyptian Museum was built in 1858, from the order of Khedive Abbass Helmi II, and opened in 1902. Initially the museum was situated in Boulak; now its place is in the Cairo Tahrir square. This amazing museum has a big library (42.500 books, periodicals, magazines, all of these in language like Arabic, Dutch, French, English), 107 halls, 120, 000 exhibits, 27 imperial mummies, the tomb of Tutankhamum and the treasures found inside his intact tomb, as well as the tombs of important pharaohs. The Tutankhamun collection is made by 3500 of artifacts, from which only 1700 are exposed in the museum, the rest of them being kept in storerooms. The collection includes: an ancient trumpet, the famous gold mask, a regal toilet chair, the sarcophagus, jewelry and adornments. The visitors can also see papyruses, Roman, Islamic, Egyptian and Greek coins, monuments from the Roman and Greek periods as well as monuments from the Middle, Old and Modern Kingdom, artifacts found in the Valley of the Kings, objects found in the tombs of pharaohs Ramses II, Hatshepsut, Amenophis II, Maherpen, Tuhtmosis III and Tuhtmosis IV. The mommy room housing eleven royal mummies waits for its visitors at the museum's second level where is also a room with stuffed animals and birds. One of the Egyptian Museums rules are that nobody can use a camera inside the museum, only in the courtyard, which is not bad at all since this place is filled with beautiful artifacts, too. So, have a great journey through the history and civilization of Egypt visiting this amazing museum in Cairo!

 
 

 

Egypt Museum in Cairo

 

 
   

 

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