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Egyptian Antiquities Museum

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Address: Midan El Tahrir, Cairo 11557, Egypt
Phone Number: +202 5782448
Description: This famous museum houses the world’s largest collection of ancient...
This famous museum houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyption artifacts (more than 120,000 items on display) featuring the famous Tutankhamun collection with its beautiful gold death mask and sarcophagus and the royal Mummy room, which houses an additional eleven Pharaonic dignitaries.
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Tutankhamun blew me away

It’s a must see (top 2) tourist site in Cairo. I didn’t have a guide and as little of the 1,000’s of items are labelled, I’d consider using a guide next time. And then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

It’s a must see (top 2) tourist site in Cairo. I didn’t have a guide and as little of the 1,000’s of items are labelled, I’d consider using a guide next time. And then: Tutankhamun Time stopped. I stopped and stood there, face to face for 20 minutes. Breath-taking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

this is an excellent museum but very dated. You feel like you are going back into the 1920.s The King Tut exhibit on the 2nd floor is a must. make sure you have a personnel guide..there is too much to absorb on your own

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This place is huge and there is just so much to see. The pieces have been in there so long that the cases the displays are in are museum pieces as well. There is no air conditioning so we were glad it was not too hot. They are building a new museum but with the problems there it could take... More 

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Rego Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Visiting the museum was a very phenomenal experience. Everyone was very kind and the museum was very clean and full of beautiful history. It was amazing learning about the culture and the ancient history of such a gorgeous country. I plan on going back in the future and I truly recommend others to visit as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

the Cairo museum was amazing, to see all of tutankhamum things and the different mummies halls was amazing, it cost 75 L.E for the museum and an extra 100 L.E for the mummies hall but it was well worth it, it is a must see in Egypt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's a very nice experience for art and history lovers, the most interesting place in the museum is the royal mummies, also the other part of the museum is so nice. It's a huge place make sure once visiting that you need to spend in it minimum 2 hours. But unfortunately no cameras are allowed inside. But i recommend that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Very impressive historical museum. Must pay the extra fee for the Mummy's room worth it. We did the museum after the Luxor/Aswan nile trip and made it so much more meaningful having seen the Tombs and Valley of Kings etc. Very safe and secure and very friendly hospitable culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Could have spent all day just in this Museum! To see all the Antiquities from The Child King Tutankhamen's Tomb, his shoes,clothes,toys,various sized beds,chairs etc. Right through to his Gold Mask and Jewels - Absolutely Mind Blowing and Thought Producing........ Cost 75le entrance - worth every penny. However students remember to take your Student ID and you will get discounts... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The museum is located in the heart of Cairo (central) next to many major hotels . It is unique in the amount of items exposed of pharaonic Egypt. It is the most important and rich museum in Egypt and one should spend a couple of hours in its visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

this is fantastic for history and antiquities and a good half day should be enough however i have been many times and still see and learn every time i go

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