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Egyptian Antiquities Museum

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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...more
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Midan El Tahrir | Geographical Society Building, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 29, 2008

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo was built in the late 1800's and was opened in 1902. The founder of the museum was the French archaeologist Auguste Mariette, who thought that the antiquities belonged in Egypt and not in various European private collections. When you arrive,...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 7, 2005

I enjoyed my time at the Egyptian Antiquities Museum. The upstairs is full of masterpieces from King Tut's tomb. The air conditioned room that contains the famous gold mask and other gold objects was outstanding. The rest of the second floor is excellent. The mummy...More

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Nothing in any books can prepare you for this. Be prepared NO PHOTOS of death mask or a few other things. Some people deaf and blind. Guards made them delete their shots. They are magnificent beyond all expectations. Mummy room interesting.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is one of the places you must visit when you in Cairo. Unfortunately it’s about to change location , but we had the chance to visit before the change. Mystic atmosphere inside, we had an Italian guide helping us to Better understand all the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

If you are in Cairo, you have to visit the museum. It contains so many ancient relics but most importantly, the 2nd floor has the Mummy of Ramses 2nd and the treasures of Tuttankhamun. The museum is old though and lacks air conditioning. Make sure...More

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Reviewed yesterday

You cannot visit Cairo without visiting this museum. It is huge, and full of artifact after artifact from many different time periods. The mummy rooms are entertaining, and it's surprising how well preserved they are.

Thank shauny2k3
Reviewed 2 days ago

Some amazing displays here but probably do need a guide to explain what they all are and the intricacies of Egyptology

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is a must visit to anyone visiting Cairo. It is historic and many of the treasures of the antiquities. However on our visit they are in the process of moving most of these to the new spectacular museum in Giza so lots of...More

Thank 9judis
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth the visit! I visited as part of tour - eygpt day tours. Arrived at 0845 and managed to get straight through security and ready for when it opened at 9am. There are lots of artefacts so suggest you take a guide as they...More

Thank Venessa W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What ever you will see in the museum , guess what we have enough antiquities to fill up 10 times the size of the down town museum, hope you visit when the new museum opens. If it has multiple passes for 2 days or 3...More

Thank samahd
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great place where you can spend hours looking at the antiques and learning more about Egypt. Beautiful displays and ample huge place to roam around. There are some areas you cannot take photos so make sure to look out for the signs or you...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I procrastinated the visit to Egyptian Museum until the day of departure to back home. It was a short distance from the hotel but traffic was heavy. Uber was extremely convenient and quick. I did not expect a long line to buy tickets and it...More

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susie1717m
August 3, 2018|
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Response from avalon2020 | Reviewed this property |
The opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), the new museum in Giza, has been delayed. But there is still plenty left to see at the old Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo.
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Colin R
July 26, 2018|
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Response from Merritt47 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is from 8am - 4pm.
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Tioman_1998
May 6, 2018|
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Response from Alyssa Kathryn B | Reviewed this property |
I was just there on Tuesday, Tut's treasures were very much still at the old museum.
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