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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
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Housing some of the finest collections of Coptic art dating back to Egypt’s...

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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Well laid out, interesting museum

Unlike the Egyptian Museum and it's somewhat chaotic layout and limited signage, the Coptic Museum is the exact opposite. You enter the museum and you follow a well laid out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Dublin, CA

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Dublin, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unlike the Egyptian Museum and it's somewhat chaotic layout and limited signage, the Coptic Museum is the exact opposite. You enter the museum and you follow a well laid out series of rooms/attractions. The museum goes into detail about Coptic history in Egypt. The museum is right at the Mar Girgis stop (Red Line). From Tahir Square (Nasser or Sadat... More 

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brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a country which is predominantly Muslim, it is interesting to visit the Coptic area of Cairo and see and hear of the history of other religions in this country. Quite beautiful

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful museum in Coptic Cairo has a massive collection that is well laid out, well displayed, and well labeled. Many of the items you have seen before, but perhaps not in such pristine condition. Many others are unique and priceless. The frescoes are particularly engaging. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to take any pictures of the inside. Nonetheless, well... More 

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Steinbach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How exciting to see the remnants of paper, fibre and art going back thousands of years. Again natural light is required to see the building riches, plan your trip accordingly

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don't need a paid tour to get here. Just take the metro (which, unlike many things in Egypt, is up to international standards by the way) to Mar Gergis. The museum is immediately in front of the station. Not only is the museum attractive and interesting, it sits in proximity to several related Coptic antiquities so you can spend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This museum is absolutely incredible. Even if you have visited Coptic churches on your visit to Egypt, this museum shows a whole new perspective of how the Coptic religion developed. There is an interesting display of artifacts that show a mixture between Greek mythology and Coptic art. They also have the oldest book of psalms ever found ! The museum... More 

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Thank Mariam B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Cairo has many hidden gems and this is one of them. The exhibition focuses on the religion before Islam and after the Pharaohs. A lots of furniture, clothing, artworks and stonework can be seen. A must see when you visit the coptic district.

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Thank András T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is a well maintained and organized museum in a beautiful building. I'm so glad I was able to visit it. The history stored here is as important and interesting as the Cairo Museum. I would say if you were only able to visit one museum in Cairo this would be my choice.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

It costs 60 L.E. per person to get in. It is quite a large museum and well laid out. You cannot take photos while inside the museum and a guide followed us around the whole time. It was nice to learn about the Coptic history. Enjoy!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

If you want to discover more than you already read at the books, you must havê visit this place. So much history inside. And students with card student pay half.

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