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“Must visit; use guide”

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 320 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.
Ankara, Turkey
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“Must visit; use guide”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

The Egyptian Museum is one of the most fascinating museums in the world - for 75 LE, you are treated to hundreds of thousands of exhibits, some dating back over 5,000 years. According to our guide, if you spent one minute at each exhibit, you would be there for 9 months. For that reason (it can be quite overwhelming), recommend greatly that you go with a guide, if only for an overview of the highlights. Ours gave us a ca 1.5 hour tour, then let us have "free time" to wander.

During that time, we visited the mummy rooms (definitely worth the extra 100 LE) - these bodies have been preserved for thousands of years - it's an incredible experience to see hair, nails, skin so well preserved after that amount of time.

No pictures of any kind are allowed inside the museum. There are clean, free bathroom facilities (although we tipped our cleaning lady), and there is a nice outdoor café after you exit the museum building. Given the current security situation in Cairo, the museum was heavily guarded during our visit, which offered some relief.

Visited February 2014
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Miami, Florida
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“Tutankcamon artifacts”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

The museum was very impressive. Very exquisite pieces. The 2nd floor which house all the pieces of Tutankcamon was amazing. What an educational experience. It was sad to see though that is was not well kept and taken care off compare to a United States museum e.g Washington DC museums. A lot of the show cases were about to break or in very bad conditions. Overall it is a 'Must see'.

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“So much stuff!”
Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Exciting and interesting exhibits around every corner! Very little in the way of information as you go along so use a guide or guide book to get the most out of your visit. It was very quiet when we visited, we (2) were on our own in the Tutankhamen room. Make sure you see the models of everyday life on the first floor, room 27. Amazing.

Visited February 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Vow”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

Like the phenomenal collection of antiquities
Didnt like how poorly they are exhibited and described

Visited February 2014
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San Diego, California
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“Do not miss this museum!”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

A do-not-miss attraction when visiting Cairo, specially King Tut's room where you can see Tut's world famous golden mask. You will really enjoy it when you hire a guide to guide you through the museum. Some are available on site, but you have to check their credentials to make sure they are licensed. Let the guide know upfront if you have any time restrictions so they can fit the most interesting things within your time budget. Some days the Museum closes at 4:00PM so call ahead and check. Allow at least 4 hours there.

Visited November 2013
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