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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...

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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ageless, timeless , yet relevant

This is truly a jewel in egypt's crown. the museum is beautifully laid out with the most amazing collection going back to 3rd century AD. a definite must see, preferably in short... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
Gayatri G
New Delhi, India

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is truly a jewel in egypt's crown. the museum is beautifully laid out with the most amazing collection going back to 3rd century AD. a definite must see, preferably in short multiple sessions because there is so much to see. Photography is not allowed inside the museum, so if you are carrying a camera, be prepared to leave it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The museums shows the development and influence of coptic art. The presentation are done in a modern and contemporary way and it is easy to follow.

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Coptic Museum :With most of the ancient churches of Egypt destroyed or rebuilt, the Coptic Museum is the only chance to see this part of both Egypt's and Christianity's history. Nowhere else will you find as much and important of Coptic art. The museum has 16,000 pieces, but parts were closed following the 1992 earthquake.

1 Thank Taco M
Mount Tamborine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have had the fortune to visit this twice, it is a definate must visit when in Cairo, the history here is truly amazing so dont think its going to be just another museum.

2 Thank Gaile1958
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I went there many times , and what i can say is that this place is amazing to describe the history of Christianity and the Coptic people of this great country. Highly Recommended for visit once visited Cairo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

A beautiful entrance leading to a building in perfect condition, spacious rooms where perfectly preserved artifacts are displayed. The lighting is just right, the whole museum is air conditioned and spotless! Definitely a museum worth visiting!

1 Thank Odile L
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

located in the heart of old Christian quarter in Cairo , a very well organized museum with comprehensive display , rich collection of artefacts something unique to the Coptic community .

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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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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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