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“Fantastic museum, well worth visiting”
Review of The Coptic Museum

The Coptic Museum
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Coptic Cairo and Coptic Museum: Guided Private Day Tour in Cairo
Ranked #34 of 311 things to do in Cairo
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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.
Cupertino, California
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“Fantastic museum, well worth visiting”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

The Coptic Museum was recently renovated and is beautifully laid out to reveal the wonderful artwork of this time. Especially interesting are the pieces that show the transition from Egyptian motifs such as the key of life to Christian symbols. There is an audio tour in English that describes each of the rooms in a few sentences; the nominal cost makes it worthwhile. You will need to purchase the audio tour ticket at the same time that you purchase a ticket to the museum. You then take the audio tour ticket to the entrance of the museum in another building in order to get the guide. The gift shop just to the left of the entrance also has written guides that would be helpful.

Visited March 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“A great collection of early western art”
Reviewed April 8, 2012

Anyone with an interest in Christian, Byzantium or early classical fine art would do well to visit this museum. For me the highly is the very extensive collection of Christian art from the 3rd till the 11th centuries that happen to dominate the collection. While LE50 is quite expensive for a Cairo entry fee the museum is well maintained with beautiful interiors and the exhibits are all documented.

Visited March 2012
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“Holds pices of ancient old coptic life back to the 4 th centurey”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Just beside the Hanging church.
Contains very nice pices of of the coptic art.

1 Thank Marie H
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Luxor, Egypt
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“Great Site to Visit”
Reviewed February 15, 2012

it is great to visit old cairo with it's hunging church built upon the Bablyon fort. Coptic Cairo with many old churches and ruins of the Roman fortifications. Such as, the Babylon Fortress, the Hanging Church and Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue and the Mosque of Amr ibn al-'As

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Melbourne, Australia
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“A pleasant way to spend a couple of hours”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

A interesting visit, for certain. Seeing 2000 years of Christian artwork may be a bit overwhelming and very much "same - same - but - different". However it provides a counterpoint to all the Islamic artwork and architecture in Cairo.

Be sure to visit the old churches nearby, and the tiny synagogue as well.

Visited October 2011
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