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“A relief to find it unchanged!”

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.
McLean, VA
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“A relief to find it unchanged!”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

As people know, the 2013 Arab Spring revolution in Egypt frightened many for the fires that raged near the Museum. The burned out building beside it remains just as it was in January 2013. The Museum was unharmed. It is being repainted just now. It is a "must-see" in Cairo. Take a guide.

Visited July 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“THE MOST INCREDIBLE MUSEUM IN THE WORLD”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

Treasures here that are impossible to describe and so different than what one sees at the Met in NYC or the Louvre -- so much more, so much utilitarian as well as the magnificent, so incredibly much. You walk through this place and understand that the art is 4000 or more years old and your jaw drops -- literally -- how could art this intricate, this sublime have come from so long ago -- for awhile, and still for me, you think this planet must have been invaded by an advanced alien people a few thousand years so long ago. Silly perhaps but then walk into the room with King Tuts jewels and mask and then tell me that is silly. Nothing today is even close to so magnificent.
Unfortunately, the museum is poorly lighted, virtually absent descriptions in any language of what one is looking at. All of this needs to be carefully photographed and placed on the internet to share with the world. Where are you Bill Gates or Warren Buffet to help these folks preserve and protect and share with the world the greatest collection of art in humanity's history.

Visited July 2014
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Bern, Switzerland
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“Fascinating artefacts”
Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

The Egyptian Museum should not be missed when visiting Cairo with it's collections of artefacts of the ancient Egypt and the pharaohs.

Visited August 2013
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Doha, Qatar
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“Ancient! ”
Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Seeing the mummy's was amazing! A must do if you are in Cairo! Quite expensive and extra to go in tombs. So much to see but really interesting way to spend a few hours!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Egypt within Egypt”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

Located less than a block away from the infamous Tahrir square in downtown Cairo, and right next to the burned government building from where Mubarak fled the country, this museum hosts the largest collection of Egyptian archaeological artifacts I have ever seen. The chamber dedicated to Tutankhamen and the relics found at his tomb is simply mesmerizing as well as breathtaking.
However the museography of the place lacks that of other museums where a large Egyptian collection can also be appreciated, namely the British Museum.
It is definitely a must in Cairo but I wish they'd do something to improve the overall experience of walking through its halls.

Visited August 2013
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