The Egyptian Museum in Cairo



The Egyptian Museum Tour only for 3 hours is a great introduction to the mysterious history of Egypt. It helps you to know more about the dynastic history of Pharaonic Egypt. The Egyptian Museum is built in 1898 by the efforts of the famous french scientist August Marriott and it was officially opened in 1902. Considered to be of the oldest and most popular museums around the globe and is definitely a very important place between various things to do in Cairo.


 

The Egyptian Museum Tour only for 3 hours is a great introduction to the mysterious history of Egypt. It helps you to know more about the dynastic history of Pharaonic Egypt. The Egyptian Museum is built in 1898 by the efforts of the famous french scientist August Marriott and it was officially opened in 1902. Considered to be of the oldest and most popular museums around the globe and is definitely a very important place between various things to do in Cairo.
Most of Egypt Day Tours would include a trip to cover this famous antiquity museum. It has a very long history that dates back to Mohamed Ali Pasha, the founder of modern Egypt, who ordered the beginning of the museum construction to display the valuable masterpieces of ancient Egypt. At first, the museum was located in the district of Azabakeya, between the Opera square and the currently known as Attaba square.

we recommend you to visit the great Egyptian museum due to its consists of two floors also houses an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities from different eras starting with the predynastic era by king Menes at the first dynasty 3200 BC ending with the Greco Roman era by Macedonian Alexander the great 332 BC and some other nobles also dignitaries.

At the main entrance to the museum, you will find 3 goddesses depicted on the wall, goddess Isis on the right side, Nephthys on the left side and finally, goddess Hathor in the middle, On the ground floor Displays a wide collection of papyrus rolls and archaic coins used during ancient Egyptian history, The papyrus pieces of are tiny pieces due to being decayed over time, several languages are found on these pieces, like Greek, Latin, Arabic, and ancient Egyptian language. The coins found on this floor are made of different kinds of metal, such as bronze, silver from many origins, the thing that helped scholars discovering the history of the ancient Egyptian commerce and trade system, there are also displays from the late dynastic era of Egypt history, found from the Pharaohs tombs like Thutmosis III, Amenhotep II, and Queen Hatshepsut 
 
As well as in particular rosetta stone an inscribed stone found near Rosetta on the western bank of the Nile River in 1799. Its text is written in three scripts, hieroglyphic, demotic, and Greek from ancient era thanking the king  Thutmose the third for what he did by reducing the taxes,  Champollion in 1822 was able to decipher the letters of the hieroglyphs which led to the interpretation of many other early records of Egyptian civilization.

Also, the fabulous design of the Narmer palette helps you to discover the time when the ancient Egyptians were divided into two kingdoms, the Northern Kingdom and the Sothern Kingdom, before King Menes finally succeded to unify the two kingdoms and building the first capital in the history of Egypt, Memphis, to become a center for ruling Egypt.

The floor houses are the smaller displays which include tools, funerary objects, smaller statues, wooden coffins, jewelry, and most importantly, the part of the golden King Tutankhamen treasures, the iconic funerary mask of the child king along with other golden outer sarcophagi and jewelry that was found in the king's tomb, also there was a new discovery added, the magnificent tomb and treasures of forgotten names of the couple Yuya and Tuya who were ancient Egyptian nobles. they became famous again at the beginning of the 20th century. Researchers couldn't believe their eyes, that event took position almost two decades before Carter found the tomb in the Valley of the Kings of their grandson, Tutankhamen, and in these times it was perhaps the greatest treasure found in Egypt.

 

Egypt Travel Packages and Cairo Day Tours including the Egyptian Museum:
Cairo and the Nile by Air 8 Days 7 Nights
5 Days Cairo and Luxor Vacation
Pyramids, Nile Cruise & Sharm El Sheikh
Tour to Giza pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili

Pyramids Tour from Cairo Airport

Half-Day Tour to Egyptian Museum

The statue of Montuhotep the Second, who was the king between 2055-2004 BC, is among the most impressive Middle Kingdom displays, also on the second floor are models of Egyptian armies with the darker-skinned soldiers of Nubian origin. King Akhenaten displays are not to be missed in the New Kingdom antiquities, and the enormous statue of Ramses II depicted as a child, The Royal Tombs of Tanis and the death mask of Psusennes the first.

Inside the Mummies Room, some of Egypt’s greatest pharaoh's mummies are displayed in room 56 from Seti I and Ramses II to the female pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut. The preservation is rather scary, as many of these mummies maintain their feathery gray hair and detailed facial features, it looks like to be resting into eternity.

There are also pets and animal mummies rooms and Greco-Roman mummy portraits and a huge number of ancient Egyptian daily life objects and jewelry.

The Grand Egyptian Museum which is known also as the Giza New Museum is considered as the largest archaeological museum in the world, still under construction till now and is scheduled to be open for visitors in 2020, and the half-day tour to the Grand Egyptian Museum will let you explore the full collection of King Tutankhamun with many artifacts displayed in a unique way, so you can try one of our Cairo Sightseeing Tours to the Grand Egyptian Museum and Pyramids tour from Cairo Airport to save more time and have fun in every single moment throughout visiting the ancient Cairo Sightseeing Tours. The museum is built on an area of 50 hectares and the building is designed like a chamfered triangle and there is a big yard in front of it that is full with palm trees, The new museum is designed to include the most advanced technology like the virtual reality experience, The museum will also be an international center for communication between museums to develop direct connection with other regional and international museums all over the world.

The Grand Egyptian Museum will also include a museum for kids, a conference center, a training center, and workshops very similar to the ancient Egyptian places. Additional things will be transferred from museums in Luxor, Minya, Sohag, Assiut, Beni Suef, Fayoum Oasis, the Nile Delta, and Alexandria city, so the Grand Egyptian Museum tour from Alexandria Port either or the Grand Egyptian Museum and Pyramids Tour from Port Said are giving you the chance to discover all these precious monuments.

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