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Egyptian Museum

Tahrir Square, Cairo Egypt
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  • Egyptian MuseumPro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    5 Feb 01, 2014

    One of the best museums in the world. What the Egyptian Museum lacks in lighting, display, and explanatory text, it makes up for fully with the sheer volume and quality of items on display. The King Tut exhibit is the highlight but be sure to budget plenty of time. I hate guided tours but would consider one here.

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  • Egyptian Museum
    Mohamed Ali Saleh
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    5 May 22, 2014
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  • Egyptian MuseumPro 2014
    . Troy
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    5 Feb 01, 2014

    One of my favourite museums in the world just because of the way it is. Some absolute masterpieces of one of the world's greatest civilisations. And yes, there's King Tut's death mask too. Two tips: come at around 4pm and miss the coach parties; and, ignore the men outside who as you approach the building will tell you it's closed (and doubtless that you can wait at a brother-in-law's souvenir shop).

    Alas, there's a slightly darker side to the Egyptian Museum... During the recent revolution(s), protesters exercising their democratic rights in Tahrir Square were dragged in here by secret police for 'interrogation'.

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  • Egyptian Museum
    Baxter Jackson
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    4 Oct 25, 2013

    A dusty, disorganized beautiful mess, the Egyptian Museum is very similar to Cairo itself. Unless you're an Egyptologist, I suggest you hire one of the many tour guides lurking about the entrance to make sense of this symphony of disorder. Oh, and if you seen anyone not in military or police uniform holding a machine gun outside, run or hide for your life.

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  • Egyptian Museum
    Erin K
    5 Oct 24, 2013

    Best museum I have ever been to. I think our guide told us that if you were to stand in front of each artifact for 1 minute, it would take something like 40 years to see everything in the museum (so maybe these stats aren't exactly right, but the point is: there was a lot of stuff). My favorite section was the mummy display and King Tut's tomb artifacts. Truly an amazing collection.

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  • Egyptian Museum
    Summer Wilms
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    3 Oct 19, 2013

    You have to pay extra to see the mummies but I thought it was worth it. I did , however, have a student card; so I got a discount to the exhibit's entry fee. There is some fascinating stuff in this huge museum but it's hard to know what it is. Many of the exhibits lack signage. I believe there is a printed guide that you can buy at the gift shop. The place is huge, so give yourself at least a full day to see it.

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  • Egyptian MuseumPro 2014
    Maan @Travel Binge
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    5 Oct 18, 2013

    The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. One day isnt enough to see everything.

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  • Egyptian Museum
    Jackie K
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    4 May 05, 2013

    There are many valuable antiques that recorded the history of Egypt, however, it is not very well maintained. The showroom for King Tutankhamun on the 1st floor is a must see attraction you cannot miss.

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  • Egyptian Museum
    Pasquale Iannino Jr.
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    4 Dec 10, 2012

    A great way to see the history preserved. There is sooo much here that it takes a good part of the day to see most of it. Eat before you go!

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  • Egyptian Museum
    Luigo Legna
    5 Nov 04, 2012

    Fantástico o museu, na época antiga muita coisa foi mexida, roubada e algumas recuperadas pelo museu, então fica a dica, quer ver algo a mais que não viu "nas GIZÉ, vai ao museu!

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  • Egyptian Museum
    Henna Johns
    5 Sep 29, 2012

    Omg ! place contains the history & civilization of a country ♥ really i loved it so much , i visited it with an Egyptian Travel agency called On The Move Travel in addition to the amazing visit that i had , i very much appreciated their friendly treatment and cheap prices too in fact :D http://goo.gl/59mND hope u all visit that great Museum :))

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  • Egyptian Museum
    Egyptolution
    5 Sep 26, 2012

    Top Six Ways to Experience Egypt Travel on a Shoestring Budget
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    If you have always dreamed of experiencing the Pyramids and other major attractions of ancient Egypt but feel like you can't afford the trip, you're lucky enough. There are actually some very affordable ways to travel and stay in Egypt. Here are the top six ways to experience what Egypt has to offer when you're on a tight budget:
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  • Egyptian Museum
    Jim Barton
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    3 Aug 28, 2012

    This place is vast and has many artifacts. The problem is it feels more like a warehouse more than anything. It still is worth it to see the mummy room and the Tutankhamun exhibit.

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  • Egyptian Museum
    Abdulhamid Alfayoumi
    4 Aug 18, 2012

    The museum was very cool, intrigued me for a lot of stuff there, but what was interesting to me is a collections of tools which was the ancient Egyptians used in construction and in their other daily work. What I notice that our tools is the current evolution of her, but did not differ significantly and some are quite similar. This make ​​me ask myself the question how this civilization vanished ? , I think it's a grate place to visit and you can find your own interesting things easily :)

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    MARiAN L
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    5 Aug 16, 2012

    You need to go here if you are in Cairo! They have an amazing collection of artifacts. It's awesome how much stuff they have from thousands of years ago. The museum is a bit scary if you are wandering around by yourself. It is a bit dark in some corners and the statues are so real and eerie. It was really neat seeing the King Tut exhibit as well. I think it was $20 more to see this. He was smaller than I thought.

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  • Egyptian Museum
    Kim Maklad
    5 Aug 06, 2012

    Being in Tahrir Square was exciting enough.. But the museums offer more than anyone could dream of seeing in just one place. A must see when in the country. From the beginning emperors to modern day leaders, the museum covers the vastness of Egypts cultural history.

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  • Egyptian Museum
    Toufic Tawily
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    4 Aug 05, 2012

    Although this is the ultimate collection of pharaonic egypt, the chaotic way it has been displayed made this experience less than perfect. king tut's room houses the gold mask in perfect condition. amazing.

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  • Egyptian Museum
    Helen Browne
    5 Aug 02, 2012

    amazing museum ,seen all egyptian mummies, tutmkarmen ,gold artifacts there was to mutch to see ,went in august it was ausome to many people and very hot tho ,i would go back but not in august

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  • Egyptian Museum
    HelenM
    5 Jul 06, 2012

    You will have to take at least two days to really appreciate the wonders within this Museum. You will not stop being amazed at the beauty and wonders.

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  • Egyptian Museum
    Mary Bayley
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    bit spooky, be prepared for airport style security on way in, bags are scanned & you have to pay to take your camera in to take photos. Personally found the museum a little overwhelming.

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4.5 out of 5
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Officially called the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, downtown Cairo's star attraction feels more like the warehouse of Indiana Jones than a traditional museum. Like the rest of Egypt, the organization may be a bit chaotic but it's worth it to spend at least half a day wandering the museum's two main floors. The highlight of the Pharonic treasures here are without a doubt the mummies of famous ... read more
Egyptian Pharaohs. Queen Hatshepsut is the most recently discovered mummy here, while the remains of King Tutankhamen's tomb is the most visited attraction; check out the the 24-pound gold mask of King Tut's face.

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