The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Cairo

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Ancient history at its best, The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities boasts a collection notable for its standout pieces and, with a total of around 120,000 pieces, for its depth. First timers will want to see the Gold Mask of Tutankhamen, the young ruler's funerary mask, discovered in 1925 and perhaps the most iconic of the museum's artifacts. The ground floor displays a wealth of coins and papyrus fragments, while up on the first floor you'll find most of the findings from the Valley of the Kings. Put The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities into our Cairo day trip planning app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Cairo.
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  • very disorganized entry place, Was shocked that they do not accept credit cards of US dollars. I was told to get Egyptian dollar from the ATM machine which just swallowed my credit card anddid not...  more »
  • We did a tour organised by the hotel (probably together with a travel agent). Excellent guide who explained us the essentials of the place and its collection. Thereafter some free time. We enjoyed a.....  more »
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  • Very wonderful. Well arranged nice to visit . You must visit it many times. In the center of Cairo. Easy to reach from any place in Cairo by transportation. It is historical majestic. Thanks
  • You must go with a guide , otherwise you will spend days in this enormous museum. Most of the exhibits are moving in March, 2020 to the new grand Egyptian Museum near the pyramids and the sphinx. A guide will show the important artifacts. There is an additional charge for the King Tut section. The museum is definitely overwhelming and can get warm.
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