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The Egyptian Museum

Listed under Art Collections in Cairo, Egypt.

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The Cairo museum houses the world's most extensive collections of ancient Egyptian art and artefacts. The artefacts recovered from the tomb of Tutankhamun are on show here, a treasure trove of 1,700 pieces including his gold funerary mask. There is also a room devoted to New Kingdom royal mummies.

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Highlights of the Egyptian Museum

Tutankhamun's treasures are one of the highlights of the Cairo Museum; his death mask and the six, intricately decorated, golden coffins, that were slotted inside each other to hold his body, take pride of place in the main hall. Many of the other great Egyptian rulers reside alongside the boy king in the Royal Mummies Room: Ramses II, responsible for building the temples at Abu Simbel, Rameses III, who was a skilled warrior, and Queen Hatshepsut are among the nine mummies who rest here. These prizes would make a whole collection in other museums makes up just a tiny percentage of the 165,000 or so wonders displayed at this one – from the pre-historic age to the Greco-Roman period. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. you can pay an additional 10LE on top of the 20LE entrance fee for the privilege of taking pictures (without flash).

Don't leave without seeking out the tiny statue of Khufu – it's on the ground floor and is the only known statue of him.

As you can imaging there's a lot to see here and it can get busy, so either plan to come back several times at the beginnings and ends of your days or consider enlisting the services of one of the museum's professional guides.

A fantastic experience.

A must see, everything in one building, a bit busy but well worth the wait.

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