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The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum

Information About The Egyptian Museum | Egypt Tours Portal

History of The Egyptian Museum

For most people, the idea of witnessing real magic is quite absurd but everything changes when you step inside one of the oldest museums in the world. It contains the biggest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts which makes it a house of absolute wonder and beauty. The Egyptian Museum contains many artifacts from the different stages of the ancient Egyptian civilization evolution. The history of Egyptian museum goes way back at it was first constructed in 1835 near Ezbekeyah garden but was later moved to Cairo citadel by Mohammed Ali in order to protect the heritage of Egypt. All of the Egyptian museum artifacts were given to Archduke Maximilian of Austria in 1855 and are still located in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. So, a new improved museum was built in 1858 in Boulaq under the director of the Egyptian department of antiquities Auguste Mariette but it was unfortunately damaged by the Nile River Flood. In 1902, a new museum was established in the city that never sleeps Cairo in front of the voice of freedom the Tahrir square which remains the official Egyptian Museum until today.

Contents of The Egyptian Museum

Inside the Egyptian museum is about 120,000 rare magical artifacts from 2700 BC at the beginning of Egypt old kingdom to Egypt New kingdom to even the Greco-Roman Period. The building consists of two floors, the first floor (Ground Floor) and the second floor. The ground floor holds all the massive displays like coffins, masks, large states, stones tablets and items found in the royal tombs of many Kings and Queens. The second floor contains a lot of the smaller objects like jewelry, papyrus papers, funerary objects and most of the displays of many royal tombs. The artifacts are organized according to the historical periods starting with the old kingdom up to the Greco-Roman period. One of the most famous artifacts is the Narmer Plate that tells the story of the unification battle by the hands of King Menes and part of the legacy of the age of the pyramids the olds era.  On the ground floor, statues of king Khufu, Khafre and many others will be found. Most of the monuments in the Museum belong to the New Kingdom (1550-712 BC) covering three dynasties from the 18th to the 20th, these artifacts differ from crown, wooden objects, gold statues of goddess-like Hathor, Amun to luxurious belongings of many Kings and Queens such as Thutmosis III, Thutmosis IV, Amenophis II, Egypt’s most powerful Queen Hatshepsut, The Great Ramses II also, of course the famous Boy-King Tutankhamun, and many others from the new kingdom.

Tours to the Egyptian Museum

So if you are already in Cairo and want to visit the Egyptian Museum, then you can check our Cairo tours, or if you are outside Egypt check our Egypt tour packages which are mixed by amazing Nile cruise to make your Egypt vacation a trip to remember.

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General Tips:

The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound.

Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.

Keep a tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

Try “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, and “Koshary”.

Buy a local SIM card so you can call anyone you want.

Quality Measures:

Professional Egyptologist Tour Guides.

Modern Air-Conditioned Vehicles.

All Accommodations at 5* Hotels and Cruises.

Entrance Fees to All Sites that Mentioned at the Itinerary.

No Hidden Charges or Taxes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

The entire country of Egypt deserve to be seen with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan like Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library. Read More About the Best Places to Visit in Egypt

If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries, have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD in cash, as for the E-Visa for 30 day you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could also be one of the lucky ones who can obtain a free visa for 90 days. Read More About Egypt Travel Visa.

Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the weather is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

You should pack everything you could ever need and but in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.

We have been creating the finest vacations for more than 10 years around the most majestic destinations in Egypt. Our staff consists of the best operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort make you have the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time consultants to fit your every possible need during your vacation. It doesn't go without saying that your safety and comfort are our main concern priority and all of our resources will be directed to provide the best atmosphere until you return home.

You will feel safe in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is quite peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt. Read More

Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light, sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt.

The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.

There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas and new years eve. Read More

Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees.

Arabic is the official language and Most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand English or at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Professional tour guides, who work in the tourism sector, are equipped to handle visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of all our clients.

The fastest way is a car, of course, a taxi. If you are in Cairo ride a white taxi to move faster or you could board the fastest way of transportation in Egypt metro if the roads are in rush hour.

The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.

It is the home of everything a traveler might be looking for from amazing historical sites dating to more than 4000 years to enchanting city resorts & beaches. You will live the vacation you deserve as Egypt has everything you could possibly imagine.

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