The huge amount of ancient artefacts are amazing to see up close, from the huge statues to the smaller everyday objects depicting life in an ancient civilisation...your imagination can run riot! The highlight for me was the Tutenkhamun room (you normally have to pay extra for this) which exhibits the famous gold death mask, golden sarcophagi and jewellery found in the tomb. There are many tour guides wandering around who will offer their services if you want. This might be a good idea as many of the typed information sheets were very old and dusty and not easy to read! Facilities were not great, especially the toilets and a tip is expected. The gift shop was empty and deserted, but there were several people outside the building eager to sell you souvenirs and bartering for a good price is expected. Also, we had to pick our way around tanks and armed soldiers guarding the outside of the building, which was ok, as everyone seemed friendly enough. We spent about 2 and a half hours here, but could easily have stayed longer as there is so much to see. Its definitely worth a visit.
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