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Egyptian Antiquities Museum

Midan El Tahrir, Cairo 11557, Egypt
+202 5782448
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Ranked #7 of 156 attractions in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums, Art Museums, Museums, Specialty Museums
Owner description: This famous museum houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyption artifacts (more than 120,000 items on display) featuring the famous... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Orange Park, Florida, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

First, men will approach you as you attempt to enter the building and lie to you. They're trying to get you to there shops. Ignore anyone who approaches you as you enter. The police and army personnel there do nothing to stop this. You're in your own. And once you're inside continue to be wary. Tour guide impostors are there... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I find this museum such a let down more to do with the chaotic nature of the displays and the lack of care taken by the guides, there are so many fascinating objects within this museum but it is just a travesty it is not better cared for. however it is a place you should visit, we used to call... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A must see when in Cairo but you seriously can't spend more than 2.5 hours here. The main thing you need to see here is king tut exhibits on the second floor. Also if you are used to museums like they are in the states or in Europe...you won't be getting that here. The museum walls and exhibits themselves are... More

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Miami, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

you can get up close to some of the most interesting artifacts from the last 5000 years including mummies, jewelry, furniture, and lots of cool statues too big to see anywhere else. It has 2 drawbacks, old building with no ac and they do not let you take pictures inside. Other than that you cannot come to Cairo and miss... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The museums is packed with amazing art, statues and artifacts kept in awful conditions. The comic value of Indiana Jones style crates in the galleries makes it feel like a film set. We spent 5 hours in the museum and only saw half of it (with a privately hired guide) Be aware there is no cafe inside so take plenty... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This majestic museum stands in direct contrast to the burned out blackened and uninhabitable government building attacked during the previous revolution. On this day, the museum was heavily guarded by tanks, military trucks and dozens of guards with machine guns. Once beyond the gates and security, we entered the open air museum. No air conditioning. Throngs of people everywhere with... More

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We changed our initial plan and finished our vacation with a visit to the Museum and we sure did make the right move. After visiting all the other sites in Egypt, it's great to finish with a visit to the museum where you can see all the great treasures moved in from all the other sites. Also, when you look... More

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Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Going back thousands of years in history, seeing King TUt mask live is amazing. Be prepare to enter in a museum that is not well maintain; looks like everything is scathered all over the floor. It is a shame becasue there is so much to see and admire of the pharaonic culture.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Amazing museum with so many things to see! The chamber of Tutankhamun and the mummies are a sight of once in a lifetime!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

There is so much to see, the artefacts are amazing, of course a visit to see Tutenkhamun's treasures and the 12 royal mummies is a must. No photography allowed at all in the museum, however many tourists flouted the rules which was a shame especially the selfie brigade around the mummies which deserve more dignity. So much history in so... More

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