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.
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