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The Coptic Museum

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Address: Fakhry Abd el Nour street No4 | Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt
Phone Number: 3639742 - 3628766
Description: Housing some of the finest collections of Coptic art dating back to...
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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Repository of Ancient Egyptian Christian Artifacts

This review is quite late. We visited the Coptic Museum and were pleasantly impressed with the rich collection of coptic artifacts from different periods and traditions. Artworks... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This review is quite late. We visited the Coptic Museum and were pleasantly impressed with the rich collection of coptic artifacts from different periods and traditions. Artworks on display are well presented and properly labeled; these include sculptures in stone, wood, and metal. Old paintings are rendered in textile canvass. There are ancient manuscripts but access to some of these... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Visiting this place took us in to the evolvement of "the way of life of Egyptian Poeple" how the Coptic systems, Advancements and culture have transformed the life of ancient egyptian people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A little old but worh a visit. You can see some old books as well if you like to and interesting arcitecture too.

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

hidden away in Coptic Cairo is this gem of a museum. It's full of the history of the Coptic church from the earliest days of this religion. The highlight for me was the actual text of the gospel of Timothy which was one of the gospels left out of the bible by the church fathers. Exhibits are well laid out... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

There is so much to see in this museum as in the rest of Cairo. It is hard to believe that much of what is on display is from the third century. Paintings of Christ painted in the third century look as if they were painted last week. The ceilings are the best feature of the museum, if you go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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Belgium
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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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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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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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