The Egyptian Museum in Cairo
Egyptian museum or Cairo museum as some people prefer to call it to distinguish it from
other Egyptian museums in Nubia, Alexandria, Luxor or other Egyptian cities was
established by the Egyptian government in 1835 although the current building was
built in 1900 by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon.
The museum exhibited collections exceed 120,000 objects ranging from the pre
historic era to the Greco-Roman period.
The Museum holds the treasures of the greatest civilization in the world.
Some of the important exhibits in the Egyptian museum are : Artifacts from the
tombs of kings and members of the royal families of the Middle Kingdom found at
Dahshur in 1894.The contents of the royal tombs of Tuthmosis III, Tuthmosis IV,
Amenhotep III and Horemheb and the tomb of Yuya and Thuya.Artifacts from the
tomb of Tutankhamun, consisting of more than 3500 Pieces, of which 1700 objects
are displayed in the museum in addition to other great exhibits. The museum celebrated recently the year 100 of creating the first permanent
There is also a museum shop in the building so that visitors can purchase
Egyptian souvenirs inspired by the ancient Egyptian exhibits like statues,
papyrus, jewelry and other valuable items.
If you plan to visit Egypt then visiting the Egyptian museum is a must. here
is the contact and address information of the Museum :
Address : Tahrir square, Cairo, Egypt.
Telephone: 5796974 ,5754267, 5796948, 5742681.
Fax No&tel.: 5794596
20 L.E ($3.63) for adults10 L.E (1.81) for children
1- 40 L.E ($7.72) for adults.
2- 20 L.E ($3.63) for children.
Official website of the Egyptian museum : www.egyptianmuseum.gov.eg
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