The Egyptian Museum


Centrally located in the core of Tahrir Square in Cairo, the Egyptian Museum is tough to miss on any Cairo tour. The opening was in 1902, and it had been purpose-built to accommodate the antiquities of Ancient Egypt. Inside the Museum is the most fabulous collection of Ancient Egyptian archeological history.

Egyptian Museum's location is Tahrir Square at Downtown, Cairo.  Cairo is usually called "the city that never sleeps" of Egypt, especially for Downtown. It's not only the center of Cairo, but also the middle for each life activity and facility, and the hub for various experiences.

Contents & Items inside the Museum

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo collecting over 120,000 artifacts, including Tutankhamen's tomb and most of the mummies, discovered since the 19th century. The Museum's exhibits span from the start of the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt (approximately 2700 BC) to the Greco-Roman period. The building consists of two floors. On the ground floor, you'll be able to follow the history of Egypt from the Old Kingdom up through the Greco-Roman period by turning left at the doorway and looping around the Museum. This provides a decent background for many of Egypt's ancient history.

Upstairs the Museum is organized thematically with an outsized portion of visitors from all over the world enjoying watching the exhibit of the contents of Tutankhamun's tomb, including his famous funerary mask. Also upstairs is that the room dedicated to the attractive jewelry discovered within the Royal Tombs of Tanis. Another fantastic place to visit in the Museum during your Egypt vacation, the Royal Mummy Room, requires the acquisition of a separate ticket. Inside you'll be able to see the mummies of many Egypt's most famous pharaohs kings and queens, including Ramses II, Seti I, and Egypt's only queen, Hatshepsut.

The Egyptian Museum also referred to as the Museum of ancient Egyptian civilization, houses a number of the world's most important collections of ancient artifacts. Inside the walls of that high and old pinkish building located in Downtown Maidan Al-Tahrir, the priceless treasures of King Tutankhamun and a few other ancient Egyptian greatest pharaohs, together with the belongings, mummies, jewelry, and food bowls of Ancient Egyptians that were buried with the kings to use within the afterlife as believed by the ancient Egyptians.

More than 100,000 ancient Objects

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo houses an excellent and large collection of artifacts, mummies, coffins, stones, ancient belongings, and even food types that wont to be buried with the kings before death to use within the afterlife. As a part of the traditional Egyptian beliefs and religion, ancient Egyptians used to bury the dead with all their belongings as they believed that they’re going to use their clothes and food once they pass to the After Life.
As a remarkable fact, Kings were buried with their material belongings and their “servants.”  The Museum’s collection is overgrowing yearly as archaeologists make discoveries over time. For example, Tutankhamun’s enormous tomb and, therefore, the impressive discoveries that were made inside it, and consequently, the tomb belongings of Tanis were discovered after the Museum opened. Now the Museum has over 100,000 ancient objects inside its walls. Some objects were moved to the new Grand Egyptian Museum, while most of them are still within the main Museum in Tahrir. The Museum in Tahrir will remain as the first spot for the traditional Egyptian heritage, even after the opening of the Grand Museum.

With its unique ancient history, historical artifacts, cultural adventures, and countless activities, Egypt is the place you can sense the old, the new, and everything in between. To experience everything Egypt has to offer, you can browse our Egypt travel packages and Nile cruises and seize the chance to witness all the beauty of the ancient Egyptian treasures.

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