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Egyptian Antiquities Museum
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Private Cairo Egyptian Museum Tour with Lunch
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Half-Day tour to Egyptian Museum of Pharaonic Antiquities
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Half-Day Tour of the Egyptian Museum
Ranked #3 of 323 things to do in Cairo
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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.
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing protests and upheavals, the tourist industry has all but disappeared in Cairo.... I feel bad saying that this meant I personally had amazing access to this museum, which was virtually empty of visitors. There were SOME other tourists and we were therefore privileged to be able to examine the exhibits at our leisure. I was alone in the room with the mask of Tutankhamen...... The Mummy rooms are 100% worth paying the extra for. An amazing experience. I took a Guide - this means you can be directed towards the most pertinent of exhibits but you can still head off towards whatever else takes your interest too, of course. The building itself is old-fashioned but utterly charming. The outside of the building is a beautiful pink shade and also has exhibits placed around, with landscaped areas.

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We were there last year, before unrest etc. and I must tell you..it is superb!! Placed on Tahrir, epic place of Arab Spring, this museum offers you a great deal of human history. Only bad thing is that it is crowded and it is sooooo humid and hot! Do not forget to deposit your camera and take the audio guide, it is really good. At the moment i would not recommend you to walk around Tahrir, but if this settles down it is a MUST!!!!

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

How happy I was to see mummified Pharaohs at this Museum. Honestly, a lover of Museums can spend a whole week in this Museum going over and over reading again and again about the exhibits. I highly recommend this to those who will like to see this Museum when peace returns to Egypt.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

I liked the variety of antiques in wake of their culture.
Through the exhibits you can see the evolution of their culture

Thank Stefanos137
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The items in the museum are fantatsic but.....

The facilities are not good! there is no aircon in the building so walking round in 50C heat is not fun! (the only place with aircon in the tutankhamun room there are around 100 people at anyone time trying to get cool!)

I also needed the toilet when i arrived to go all the toilets they where full to the brim off you know what! its the most vile place I have been!

this was not an enjoyable experience

Thank Tom210218
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