Egyptian Museum

Egyptian Museum 

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is one of the largest and most famous museums in the world, located in the heart of Cairo from the north of Tahrir Square.

 

Egyptian museum

Egyptian Museum

 

The Egyptian Museum, famous tours around Cairo, most beautiful places in Egypt, was first built in Boulak.

In 1891, it moved to the Giza Palace of “Ismail Pasha” which housed the antiquities that later moved to the present building.

The Egyptian Museum is situated at Tahrir square in Cairo. It built during the reign of Khedive Abbass Helmi II in 1897 and opened on November 15, 1902 (More History).

It has 107 halls, On the ground floor, there are huge statues. The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamon treasures, and the mummies.

Egyptian museum contains more than 150 thousand artifacts, most notably those found in the tombs of the kings and the royal footnote of the Middle Dynasty in the Dahshuri era.

• The antiquities distributed on two floors, the basement containing heavy monuments such as stone coffins, statues, paintings, and murals.

The upper floor contains thematic themes such as manuscripts, statues of lords, royal mummies, the effects of everyday life, mummies, unfinished sculptures, Roman-Roman statues and vessels, and other life-life influences.

The Museum also comprises a photography section and a large library. The Egyptian museum comprises many sections arranged in chronological order

Tutankhamon’s Treasures

A hall for the royal mummies opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens.

More than a million and a half tourists visit the museum annually, in addition to half a million Egyptians.

The Museum available to visit every day of the week from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

 

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