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The Coptic Museum

No 4 Fakhry Abd el Nour street | Abbassia, Cairo 11511, Egypt
3639742 - 3628766
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Housing some of the finest collections of Coptic art dating back to Egypt’s Christian era, this museum includes collections of ancient ankhs and Horus-like falcons, stone carvings from the era of the Mamluks, a 6th-century Coptic stone pulpit and the 1,600-year-old Coptic book of the Psalms of David.
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No 4 Fakhry Abd el Nour street | Abbassia, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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3639742 - 3628766
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"early christianity"
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"christian history"
in 4 reviews
"information boards"
in 2 reviews
"hanging church"
in 10 reviews
"century ad"
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"interesting artifacts"
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"beautiful building"
in 3 reviews
"take pictures"
in 7 reviews
"entry fee"
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"great country"
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"worth a visit"
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"great history"
in 2 reviews
"ben ezra synagogue"
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"couple of hours"
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"private guide"
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"visited cairo"
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"textiles"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned so much from visiting this museum as it stitched together some Biblical stories in the Orthodox tradition.

Thank Chrisdelo63
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not many think of Egypt as a Christian area, but it was the first place Christianized. Even for non-Christians it's fascinating. The wealth of displays astounds.

Thank misspriss8888
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

This museum contains pieces of stones from churches and monasteries; icons; coins; the Holy Bible in Arabic and Coptic; textiles with scenes from the Bible. If you are coming in summer months just let you know there is no air conditioning so you are boiling...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

I went today, around 9.30 and I was the only guest, which was great. They have an interesting collection, starting in the Roman times.... not all is great, but after I finished it all I felt quite satisfied that I bought the ticket. Only minus...More

Thank Ronald_jelle
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

A very clean, organized and well maintained museum. Easy access to metro station. It is quite big museum that offers rare collections and it is separated in each rooms or side. Highly recommended if you are into museums.

Thank SummerPrincez
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Coptic Museum was our next stop, after the Egyptian Museum of Cairo, we took the metro from the station on the right of the exit of the Egyptian Museum, I think it costs 3 EGP per ticket and you arrive right at the entrance of...More

Thank Μιχάλης Μ
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

The building itself is amazing. Lots of things to see. All with clear descriptions in English. Very enlightening experience. Love this country it’s history!

Thank Dashers2014
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

A relatively rare collection and provides a good insight to the coptic world in Cairo. It has rare and unique detail on monasteries and artifacts that probably are not seen anywhere else.

Thank Sadasivan R
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I had forgotten the Christian era in Egyptian history. Like many others I thought Egypt had always been a Muslim country - not so. In fact, since the spread of Islam in the 7th century AD, Egypt experienced over 600 years of Christianity and believe...More

Thank adriano769
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Wonderful site with a lot of history. Museum is very interesting, many ancient art works and documents.

Thank brownemilyl
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bkgirl320
5 June 2018|
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Response from TIGGERALA | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, every place is different in how they handle it. You might e-mail them directly, they are pretty good about responding.
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AnthonySandBox
16 March 2017|
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Response from osprey1008 | Reviewed this property |
I think Egyptian entrance fee is 5 or 10 LE though, and this is often applied also to visitors from other Arabic speaking countries.
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