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“Not much to see”

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 #4 of 314 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.
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not much to see”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

35 Egyptian Pounds for the entrance fee, but all the good stuffs are in another section which you have to pay 100 extra to enter.

Also, they charge you to use the toilet. BTW, you can refuse to pay.

Visited July 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

Went here on day trip from Sharm and it was amazing. Did this and the pyramids.

Its fascinating, breath taking and amazing.

Everything you learn/read about in school when you were a kid you get to see and touch.

King Tutans mask,gold ect was outstanding

Only downside is there is no air con and its pretty hot and for obvious reasons you are not allowed to take photos.

Visited June 2014
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Hyderabad, India
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“Insights into Egyptain Culture & history”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

You need to spend considerable amount of time to cover this museum. Hire a guide otherwise you would not know anything on your own. Bargain with the guide for minimum 2 hours package. you would be surprised to know the culture & traditions. The process of Mummification & then seeing the Mummies & about the belief of Egyptians that after death there is life. All this is very interesting to know.

Visited July 2014
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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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