Egyptian Museum – Cairo

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display for public. You need an extra ticket to see the mummy room, but otherwise everything else is open for public on a regular ticket. The current museum was built in 1902, placed in the Tahrir Square in the middle of Cairo. There’s a new museum being built in Giza, but the project has been delayed a couple of times and now it’s scheduled to open in May 2018.

The museum has so much impressive content, it’s hard to imagine they have found so much artefacts still intact and in such great shape as they have, it’s remarkable. I bought an extra ticket to be able to photograph in the museum, this was around 100 Egyptian pounds (5 EUR), well worth it! We took a guided tour in the museum, otherwise you can spend a couple of days in the museum. We got shown the most important antiquities, which was really great. The most impressive things we got to see was the burial mask of Tutankhamun and all of the other things found in his intact tomb in Valley of the Kings

The burial mask of Tutankhamun

The cow cries when her child starves due to the humans taking her milk

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