In Cairo, this museum was opened in ancient Egypt within the boundaries of the fortress of Babylon, whose remains are located behind the museum building, but there were many additions in the era of the Roman empires and then added to it by the Roman emperors.
The number of holdings in the Coptic Museum is estimated at 16,000. The museum’s holdings have been arranged according to their size to twelve sections.
The Coptic Museum is the largest museum in the world for the monuments of Egypt from the Coptic period.
The best activities you can do in the Coptic Museum
• The museum contains many sections such as the textile and textile section that dates back hundreds of years, the section of ivory and icons, the wood and metal section, and the glass section.
• You can see the tomb of geese, which shows the overlap between the signs of the cross and the ankh, which dates back to the end of the 4th century AD.
You can see the pieces of fabric that have some Christian symbols dating back to the 6th century AD.
• You can also see a bronze lamp with a handle on the shape of the crescent and the cross, and an engraving on an ivory comb showing some of the miracles of Jesus.