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The Egyptian Museum

One of the biggest and most renowned museums in the world is the Egyptian Museum, which is situated in Cairo, Egypt. The biggest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the world to see during Egypt tours, together with approximately 120,000 other antiques and artefacts.

French archaeologist Auguste Mariette, who uncovered the tomb of Pharaoh Seti I, created the museum in 1858. Since then, the museum has had several restorations and additions, with the most recent taking place in 2010.

The museum is home to numerous well-known treasures that you may view while on your Egypt travel packages, such as the bust of Queen Nefertiti, the blue faience cup of King Tutankhamun, and the mummy of Pharaoh Ramses II. A sizable collection of papyrus scrolls, sculptures, jewellery, and other artefacts from ancient Egypt are also on display at the museum.

Anybody interested in ancient history or archaeology should include a visit to the Egyptian Museum in his Egypt day tours. Every day but Mondays are open, and Egyptians and students with ID are admitted free.

The Egyptian museum's history

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is full of fascinating objects from Egypt’s long history. The museum houses over 120,000 artifacts, including the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities that should add to the plan of Cairo day tours.

The museum was founded in 1858 by Auguste Mariette, a French archaeologist who discovered the Saqqara pyramid complex. Mariette was also instrumental in the creation of the Louvre Museum’s Department of Egyptian Antiquities.

The Egyptian Museum underwent a major renovation in 2002, which added a new wing and updated the galleries to better showcase the collections. Even with the updates, the museum still has a bit of an old-fashioned feel during your Egypt classic tours. It can be crowded and chaotic, but it’s worth braving the crowds to see some of the most iconic objects in human history.

Some of the highlights of the museum include the sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun the luxurious item that you can see in your Egypt luxury tours, statues of Ramses II, and mummies from different periods of Ancient Egyptian history. The museum also has an extensive collection of coins, jewelry, and other objects from everyday life in ancient Egypt to discover in your Egypt budget tours.

The antiques of the Egyptian Museum

A half-day tour of the Egyptian Museum allows visitors to examine the collection's several sections, each of which has a different subject. The main portion is the Museum of Antiquities, which has artefacts from the Pre-Dynastic through the Roman eras. Some of the most well-known items in the collection are included in this section, including the Rosetta Stone and the bust of Nefertiti.

The Islamic Art section of the Egyptian Museum, which houses a sizable collection of Islamic art from Egypt and other countries, the Coptic Museum, which houses a collection of Coptic art and artefacts, and the Royal Mummies Room, which houses more than 30 royal mummies, are additional sections to include in Egypt cultural tours.

The new extension of the Egyptian Museum

Since it was founded in 1857, the Egyptian Museum has had a long and colourful history. It has since undergone several additions and restorations, the most recent of which was finished in 2010. A facsimile of Tutankhamun's tomb, a collection of priceless statues, and Egyptian mummies are among the interesting artefacts housed in the museum's new addition.

More of the amazing collection will now be visible to visitors to the Egyptian Museum than ever before. Add the Egyptian Museum to your Egypt small group tours and you won't ever get bored because the new addition offers plenty of space for exhibitions and also includes a lot of interactive aspects, making it a pleasant and instructive experience for everybody.

The Egyptian Museum will astonish anybody who visits, whether they are history enthusiasts or just searching for a fun place to spend a day with their family during Egypt family tours. Why not stop over and have a look for yourself?

Opening times of the Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum is located in the center of Cairo, close to Tahrir Square. It is open from 9 am to 5 pm every day except for Fridays, when it opens at 1 pm.

To get to the museum, you can take a taxi or the metro or schedule a tour from Giza day tours after visiting the Giza pyramids with us, as we include transportation in our tours. The closest metro station is Sadat on Line 1. Once you're at the museum, there is a security check before you enter the building.

The museum has two floors. The ground floor houses the Old Kingdom artifacts and the upper floor is home to the New Kingdom pieces. There are also several temporary exhibitions which are often changed. Our tour guide will explain to you the history of Pharaohs during all Egypt adventure tours.

As soon as you walk in, you'll notice the Rosetta Stone to your left. One of the most renowned items in the museum, this was utilised to assist in deciphering hieroglyphics. Additional notables on our next Egyptian Museum tour will be Ramesses II's mummy, Pharaoh sculptures, and antique jewellery.

The Egyptian museum is the best place to learn about every aspect of Egypt's history, from its opulent sculptures to its antiquated mummies. The museum offers an ever-evolving experience that makes it worthwhile to return to often. New discoveries are discovered frequently, and shows are changed frequently. You should certainly check out this location, whether you want to become an amateur Egyptologist or are just seeking for something interesting to do with friends and family.

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