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November 19, 2010
, United Kingdom
April 21, 2004
The museum is sectioned into a chronological order, and we managed to find our way round easy enough. Whether or not museums are your sort of thing, the Egyptian Museum is a must see for the Tutankhamen room alone. There is one room set aside for Tutenkhamen’s tombs, masks, and artefacts. All the Tutankhamen’s exhibits were naturally in a glass case, so photographs can be disappointing. (There are plenty of postcards, photos, and books available in the gift shops.)
The other main exhibit within the Egyptian Museum is the Royal Mummy Room. Unfortunately, there was an extra charge for this room. As seemed to be the trend within Egypt the cost of an attraction was split into several constituent parts. The price on the door was seldom the price to see all that was inside. There is rarely any indication of the total cost to visit everything within a particular attraction at the entrance, and you only find out about the extra charges once inside. The cost of the Mummy Room was 40EGP and at twice the entrance price, it seemed overpriced, so we opted out.
You should also be aware that there is a baggage check to enter the museum, so remember to leave your Swiss Army knife in the hotel.
The website is www.egyptianmuseum.gov.eg.
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November 9, 2001
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January 26, 2009
From journal An Unforgettable 10 Days in Egypt
by Liam Hetherington
Manchester, United Kingdom
October 5, 2008
From journal Pyramids, Popes and Parallel Worlds
Fort Smith, Arkansas
June 5, 2005
From journal Looking for Pharoah
January 26, 2002
The Museum is opened in 1902 and since then it attracts a number of visitors every day. The collection is huge and the visual information you have to apprehend was too much even for us studied all that before. So, it`s a good idea to split your visit if you have time of course. Everything is arranged chronologicaly, but most of the things are not labeled so it`s not easy to understand what is actually in front of you. The highlights are the Golden Mask of Tutankhamun, Royal Mummies (which we didn`t see being respectful to the Pharaohs) also Old Kingdom Rooms and countless artifacts showing everyday life. The Museum is open daily from 9.00 to 16.45, even on Fridays.
From journal Egypt
January 30, 2004
From journal Egypt on a Budget
June 29, 2002
From journal Deserted Egypt
July 25, 2002
The crown jewels of this museum, so to speak, are the King Tutankhamun collections on the second floor. The King Tut exhibit became famous after its world museum tour years ago, and it became a part of pop culture with its connection to Steve Martin's song and comedy act. The museum dramatically displays a glittering collection of masks, sarcophagi, gold jewelry and assorted antiquities. These items are very well labeled for the tourist who may have time to see only one thing here. The museum also is proud of its collection of mummies, though you have to pay an extra fee to see them. Other highlights include the Amarna gallery and the Fayoum portraits.
I spent about a half-day exploring the very impressive exhibitions. My two friends are steeped in Egyptian history, so it was like walking around with two expert tour guides. They helped fill in the informational gap due to the mediocre text displays. The crowds here can be considerable, as you can well imagine. There is an interesting souvenir shop and cafeteria located on the main floor.
From journal Bill in Egypt - CAIRO