What we like in Cairo, is its rich and profuse past, which the museum perfectly reflects.
Built in 1902 by a French architect, it has remained within its original walls. For the first time, some of the rooms have been newly renovated. Unlike the Greeks, the Egyptians have little empathy for these ancient remains, which are foreign to them. The museum, which is in a bit of a shambles, conceals treasures that are there for you to discover, as in a treasure hunt. Upstairs, you will discover some of the treasures of Tutankhamen's funerary mask, which has just been restored (his beard had been damaged by workers, who had then tried to fix it themselves). In the next room, several royal mummies, including that of Ramses II, which was discovered in the Valley of the Kings, are kept in their sarcophagi.
Visit this vintage museum before it is too late. In 2022, the Grand Museum will open in Giza. This will be the largest archaeological museum in the world, spreading over 47 hectares and housing 100,000 antiquities from the old museum, along with the 4,500 pieces of the treasure of Tutankhamen. A mammoth project…
Cairo Egyptian Museum
Midan El Tahrir
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