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The Coptic Museum

Address: Fakhry Abd el Nour street No4 | Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt
Phone Number: 3639742 - 3628766
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Ranked #35 of 265 things to do in Cairo
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: Housing some of the finest collections of Coptic art dating back to...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
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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Cairo, Egypt
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
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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bangkok
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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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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Beirut
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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