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Egyptian Museum Cairo

The world-renowned Egyptian Museum Cairo exhibits over 120000 objects, some of the important groups of these objects are :

Artifacts from the tombs of kings and members of the royal families of the Middle Kingdom found at Dahshur in 1894.

The contents of the royal tombs of Tuthmosis III, Tuthmosis IV, Amenhotep III and Horemheb and the tomb of Yuya and Thuya.

Artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun, consisting of more than 3500 Pieces, of which 1700 objects are displayed in the museum (the rest are in storerooms).

Cairo

Egypt

Address:
Tahrir square

Phone: +20 202 5796974/5754267/5
Fax: +20 5794596
Website: http://www.egyptianmuseum


 Permanent Collection Highlights (10)

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Permanent Collection

An important part of the archeological objects on display :

The mummies of some pharaohs of the 18 to 20th Dynasty found in Thebes. The first group was found in Deir el Bahari cachette and these consist of the mummies of: Seqenenre, Ahmose I, Amenhotep I, Tuthmosis I, Tuthmosis II, Tuthmosis III, Seti I, Ramses II, Ramses III.The other group was found in the tomb of Amenhotep II, consisting of the mummies of: Amenhotep II, Tuthmosis IV, Amenhotep III, Merenptah, Seti II, Siptah, Ramses IV, Ramses V, Ramses VI, (and three women and a child.)

The main departments of the collection

Jewelery http://www.egyptianmuseum.gov.eg/collection_Jewelry.html

Sculptures http://www.egyptianmuseum.gov.eg/collection_sculpture.html

Tutankhamun http://www.egyptianmuseum.gov.eg/collection_tut.html

Funerary collection http://www.egyptianmuseum.gov.eg/collection_funerary.html


Exhibitions

Exhibition of the perfumes and cosmetics in Ancient Egypt

View video file http://www.egyptianmuseum.gov.eg/streaming.asx

This Exhibition is a revival of the cultural patrimony of the Mediterranean countries undertaken by the Ancient Civilizations Institute and the Reform Revivals of Modern Period as the preset agreement between Egypt and France.




Cost

20 L.E for adults
10 L.E for children

Mummies Rooms:
1- 40 L.E for adults.
2- 20 L.E for children.

Photographing fees:

From 9:00AM-2:00PM

1- Photographic camera (without flash) for amateurs:10 L.E .
2- Photographic camera (without flash) for professionals:175 L.E .
3- Video camera: 100 L.E .
4- Television :1500 L.E+100 L.E managerial fees+50 L.E per hour for using the electrical current .


Opening hours

From 9:00AM-2:00PM




Facilities

Library Contents:

The library contains at most 42500 book, magazines, periodicals in many languages such as Arabic, English, French, Dutch and ... etc.
Library Update :

About 20 to 30 books, magazines, periodicals are added monthly to the library .


Museum internal and external photos (5)

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FAQ's

Comprehensive glossary concerning archeology and Ancient Egypt

http://www.egyptianmuseum.gov.eg/glossary.asp


Education

The Egyptian government established the ‘Service des Antiques de l’Egypte’ in 1835 mainly to halt the plundering of archeological sites and to arrange the exhibition of the collected artifacts owned by the government. The Azbakian garden in Cairo was first used as a storage place for these artifacts.The collection was later transferred to another building in the citadel of Saladin.


In 1858, a museum was prepared at Boulaq, its contents collected by the French archeologist August Mariette. In 1880, the contents of the Boulaq museum was transferred to an annex of the Giza palace of Ismail pasha, the ruler of Egypt. The present museum was built in 1900, in the neo-classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon.


Groups

You are invited to take a virtual tour of the museum

Ground floor http://www.egyptianmuseum.gov.eg/tour_ground.html

Upper floor http://www.egyptianmuseum.gov.eg/map_upper.html


Families

Why not send to your loved ones a card with the timeless images of Ancient Egypt : http://www.egyptianmuseum.gov.eg/card.html


Children

Games for the amusement of youngsters : http://www.egyptianmuseum.gov.eg/games.html


Students

Click here for an interesting search function : http://www.egyptianmuseum.gov.eg/search.asp

Scientific Researches
Middle Kingdom Stone Statues, Egyptian Museum Collection, Salwa Abdel Rahman – Masters Thesis
The Wooden Models of the daily Life of Ancient Egypt during the Old Kingdom and the Middle Kingdom in Cairo Museum, Elham Salah – Masters Thesis
Scepter w3s, Mythological study from historical eras to the end of the New Kingdom through the Cairo Museum Collection, Mohamed Company – Masters Thesis.