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“Top attraction and well worth a visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Egyptian Antiquities Museum

Egyptian Antiquities Museum
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US$38.00*
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Half-Day tour to Egyptian Museum of Pharaonic Antiquities
Ranked #4 of 310 things to do in Cairo
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Owner description: This famous museum houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyption artifacts (more than 120,000 items on display) featuring the famous Tutankhamun collection with its beautiful gold death mask and sarcophagus and the royal Mummy room, which houses an additional eleven Pharaonic dignitaries.
Cairo, Egypt
2 reviews
“Top attraction and well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

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.

Visited April 2014
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“Amazing Museum such riches surrounded by such poverty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

It was an amazing Mediterranean cruise with Norwegian Jade and one of the stops we slept over in Cairo and visited the museum as well as the pyramids. It was amazing to see so many different artifacts we had only seen in pictures and on TV. To see the mummies, gold carriages, tombs, jewelry, etc. quite impressive. Anyone going to Cairo that have asthma problems bring your puffers the air is a mixture of orange and grey and they have not collected their garbage in years so they burn it in the streets. You have to see the beauty within the chaos of traffic and pollution and poverty. Museum is well worth seeing and don't listen to the guide pay and see the mummies!

Visited January 2014
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“The richest museum in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

This museum is full of so many pieces you won't believe it. Every thing from statues to jewellery. Despite what you hear from western media, it is very safe to go. Take a guided tour as it's impossible to catch everything on your own. An experience of a life time....enjoy

Visited January 2014
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“A unique site .... Not to miss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

You cannot visit Egypt without visiting this museum. You will have an overview of all Egyptian history.
Egypt is now building a new museum by the Pyramids area. It will be a modern large site to value it's incomparable offering

Visited January 2014
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“Unforgetable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

Knowing there shall be a new open-air Museum opening soon near the Pyramids ,is maybe nice,but certainly not going to help forgetting the atmosphere of that Museum ,there's a spirit that shall always remain,and may not move to the new one,i highly recommend visiting before they move it for good

Visited July 2013
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