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The Coptic Museum

Fakhry Abd el Nour street No4 | Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt
3639742 - 3628766
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Ranked #29 of 158 Attractions in Cairo
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Housing some of the finest collections of Coptic art dating back to Egypt’s Christian era, this museum includes collections of ancient ankhs and Horus-like falcons, stone carvings from the era of the Mamluks, a 6th-century Coptic stone pulpit and the 1,600-year-old Coptic book of the Psalms of David.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This museum gathers the culture of hundreds of years, should be more organized but what it shows and offers is more than enough to go through history again.

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Orange Park, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

It's is one of the nicest museums I've ever visited. Full of lovely, well looked after exhibits. The facilities are properly maintained and clean. Even if there is no other reason to recommend going, the interior design is enough. Architectural pieces from all over the Middle East were donated and integrated into the design of the building. It is a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

i really liked stroll through that facinating museum i did not know that museum contains such a lot of wounderfull things certainly the old manuscrip

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This museum is clustered in Fostat close to several historical churches - Mary Gerges and the Hanging Church from the seventh century, but built over a third century church. Close to this street of churches and museums is the Souk Fostat - worth seeing for its crafts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I only visited last May as I had a private guide and we went off the typical tourist track. She brought me here and it was amazing. I wish the museum had support to promote it as it should be a must see on a visit to Cairo. More visitors = more cash = better artefact protection and displays =... More

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Hilliard, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Coptic Museum should be ranked higher on this site. Remarkable collection and well laid out. Should be a part of any traveler's trip to Cairo. That said, the museum follows a ridiculous policy found in many attractions in Egypt (including the Egyptian Museum), namely, no photography of any sort allowed. Your cameras are confiscated at the front gate. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is the best quality and most intersting museum i have ever seen.. Because some of the historical pieces put in the aquarium displays. And the building is so amazing, don't forget to look up while you are inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Its cynical that almost no one on a trip to Cairo visits this remarkable Museum. It should be crowded with people in accordance what there is to see! With the very little funds that are available, as I have been told, its amazing what has been accomplished. Many breathtaking artifacts are on display, that of course would need a much... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

As it contains some of the rarest masterpieces of Christian history ,it needs a better display than the current one,the sad part is that it's newly renovated,which means ,no better display for a long time ahead :(

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Recently renovated museum enclosing some of the most fascinating relics of Christianity in Egypt. Displays are well organized and so is the lighting making this quite an enjoyable museum capturing the true spirit of the history of Christianity. The displays of Coptic art as well as Bibles are truly awe striking. This is truly one for all humanity.

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