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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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The Egyptian Antiquities Museum is totally amazing. What can I say? I was blown away with the very small part of its collection that it was able to display. This is a collection of antiquities from Egypt, not a treasure trove of random items looted...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great big place with an unbelievable amount of artifacts! Egypt Tailor made guide Laila made the visit manageable. Could probably spend the whole day~ most signs seemed to also be in English. Best thing were the two mummies, grand parents of King Tut, for me!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Looking like a museum of the last millenium. This was a great experience with great people in a Phantastic environment.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is in the midst of moving; from its current spot in downtown Cairo to a new modern building near the Pyramids and Sphinx. The total move will take place in 2020 but even now they are in the midst of packing up and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MWK51
Reviewed 6 days ago

You must pay extra to use a camera. I didn't, but regretted it. Pay extra for the "Mummy Room" I did, it was worth it, but bit expensive. The museum store was a bit disappointing, but check it out anyway. I hadn't visited this museum...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ancient Egypt is fascinating especially their obsession with after-life. This museum lets you see the mummies of two royal sisters up close - i believe this may be the only place in the world where you can see this. The mummies are placed in 3...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a wonderful Place to visit. Each time I come to Egypt things have changed there are always new presentations.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was filled with amazing artifacts. We did not get to see them all as we did not have enough time which was a shame but what we did see was simply astonishing. It was very busy and overly crowded which was ashame with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Smarttraveller41
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth it for the Tut mask in and of itself. There is so much more and somehow the dusty attic feel that is has works for me. So much to see that it is a tad overwhelming. They could do a better job...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank William F
Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolute must see when in Cairo. Fabulous, terrific, wonderful, amazing, mind blowing - do you get my drift. Buy the all inclusive ticket, EGP300 = $17.00 US. Gets you the entire museum, the mummy room (an absolute must), and photography (flash free). Most exhibits...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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sunskisail
December 5, 2018|
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Response from Giridhar K | Reviewed this property |
Cant recollect the exact amount, but for camera I guess it’s 100 pounds (3 USD) but you can always shoot with your mobile. Believe whatever you pay it’s damn economical in Egypt. Mummy room has extra ticket somewhere about... More
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Sana S
November 17, 2018|
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Response from FedericaCiarini_ | Reviewed this property |
I guess it will be open. Just ask to the hotel you are going to stay at or to your guide if you will have one . At last you can call the museum or send them an email moa.portal@moantiq.gov.eg
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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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Jshussain
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5 day itinerary? (1 Replies)
Hello experts and past travelers, I'm finally making a move on my dream trip to Cairo. I am SUPER excited, but need advice on how I should split my 5 days (mixed in with business trip so very limited). Please help me get the most out of the journey. My bucket list… (in order of what I am most excited about) 1) Pyramids/Sphinx * Is it worth it to spend the night at the Mena house to be able to see a night show at Pyramids? Maybe sunset dinner view of the pyramids. Possibly dessert...More
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One day in Luxor is enough for a very quick tour of the basic highlights (lots of people it or used to do it from Cairo) but IMO it's too rushed when, by cutting out the diving days, you could do quite a bit more. To a point, the same is true of your Cairo itinerary. I note that (1) diving is third (presumably last) on your bucket listand (2) you're in Florida where sunny beaches are not exactly unknown. So, unless Sinai/the Red Sea features very high in your plans, think about dropping it...More
mpralle
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Tentative 2 week itinerary....suggestions welcome! (2 Replies)
Hi everyone, We just got our plane tickets to Egypt for next June! We just started planning our trip and have set out a tentative itinerary - there are still a lot of kinks to work out, but we would welcome any suggestions at this point - thanks!!! 6/19/2008 Depart from Minneapolis (9:30 PM) 6/20/2008 Arrive in Amsterdam (12:40PM - 8:45 PM) 6/21/2008 Arrive in Cairo (2:00 AM) Great Pyramids of Cheops (Giza) and The Sphinx Pyramids of Saggara? The Citadel 6/22/2008 Cairo ...More
December 22, 2007|
Response fromaquablue|
Hi mpralle, My trip is not until February, however I have been doing quite a bit of research. First, let me suggest you post your question on the Cairo forum. For some reason, more people go directly to that forum, and you will receive more responses. Second, you guys must me young and adventurous -lol. An 8 hour layover, than an early morning arrival...and still have the energy to visit Giza and Saggara the same day of arrival?? My regards to you. On 6/23, you asked what to do? Many...More
pazham
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My egypt plan (22 Replies)
planing to visit Egypt in may with family We are planing to spend 6 days 3 days in cairo and 3 days for the nile cruise to luzor Planing to see the following using a local guide. Also suggestions on the nile cruise are greatly appreciated. I was told that it takes 1 day to reach luxor and 1 day to return back and 1 day to spend in luxor Cairo -------- Al-Hakim Mosque Giza Pyramid Egyptian Antiquities Museum Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan Mohamed Ali Mosque...More
February 23, 2012|
Response frompazham|
Anothe basic question, Is Nile cruise really worh the cost:? Can I take a train to luxor and cover all of these in a day. Rgds