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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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Pricey, but far better than the Egyptian Museum

Let's be honest here - there are no sarcophaguses here. Ancient history isn't quite as ancient here as it was at the pyramids. It is, however, a fine look into ancient... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Krabi Town, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Let's be honest here - there are no sarcophaguses here. Ancient history isn't quite as ancient here as it was at the pyramids. It is, however, a fine look into ancient Christianity with plenty of authentic exhibits. Like elsewhere in Egypt, security concerns are legitimate - expect to be patted down if you're a man, and your bag will go... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

When i first went into the museum, I though it was small. But did I get a surprise! It is extremely well laid out and guides you through the copic history of Cairo. I would recommend anyone to go and see it, infact i would say it is a must if you are visiting th old city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

have a lot of master pieces of Coptic`s history and it`s good way to know some little knowledge of Coptic`s life and to show some there icons and clothes and life`s tools and some of monuments of churches, this museum is at heart of Cairo and ease to access it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This museum has great value inside. Sadly they don't allow pictures to be taken in the museum. It is right next to the hanging church and you can see the old structure of the church. Loved visiting this spot.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Collection of Coptic artefacts from around Egypt, with very good information boards on the Copts, their beliefs, their crafts & their lives. Remarkable collections of decorative fabrics & writings that have survived for 2000 years somehow. A little bit expensive, but well worth a trip,

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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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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