Founded in 1858 by French archaeologist Auguste Mariette (whose tomb is in the museum's garden), the giant salmon-colored ... More
Founded in 1858 by French archaeologist Auguste Mariette (whose tomb is in the museum's garden), the giant salmon-colored building was built in 1902 under Khedive Abbas II Helmi. Housing one of the world's greatest collections of Egyptian artifacts, it boasts more than 136,000 artifacts from every period of pre-Islamic Egyptian history. It would be impossible to see everything in one go (allowing 60 seconds at each exhibit it would take nine months to see them all), so it is best to plan several visits if time allows. The exhibits on the ground floor are arranged more or less chronologically, running clockwise with an eclectic sample of pharaonic highlights in the atrium. Don't miss the highly-lauded Amarna collection tucked away at the back. Upstairs are priceless treasures from the Tomb of Tutankhamun, the museum's crowning glory. Also on the top floor is the Mummy Room, which reopened in 1994 after years of controversy and contains the mummies of Egypt's mightiest Pharaohs.
I like the fact to be all arround of all that history .... to know what was happen in country from 5000 years and more
the fact to live the history and be involved ... to see all this monuments in one place...
i visited since a was a little girl but still to now ... i like to have the opportunity to visit it again and again
i think that every time i discover a new thing
i really hope that you too see it and have the time to go all arround ...and i thing it will be a moment of magic to you
It's amazing and wonderful to see and learn about thousands of years of ancient history. Everything pharonic is there from jewelry to sarcophigi. Emmaculant statues adorn the building which was built a century ago yet is still too large to cover in one visit. Mummies are also on display of famous Egyptian pharoas like Ramses II. It's an awesome place to visit and a must-see while visiting Egypt.
Really enjoyed the museum, but I didn't spend a ton of time there, just an afternoon with a guide who took us thru the museum highlights.
The museum was SO CROWDED! So don't expect a quiet museum experience - people from all over were yelling and moving thru the place.
Don't miss the mummy room!
When you walk into the museum you will feel like you entering the time gate, and you are going back to the time where this people lived and deamed . It is crazy and scary and beautiful at the same time
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