The Egyptian Museum

Egyptian Museum

From its old location is Asbakiya Gardens, the museum was moved near the bank of the river Nile in Boulaq sometime in 1859 and then to Tahrir Square in 1902 due to the frequent flooding in its original location and also to provide a bigger space for the growing number of collections found and discovered. These collections form part not only of the Egyptian civilization but of mankind’s history.

Egyptian Museum Egypt

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Among the most frequented parts of the museum are the different royal mummies housed which dates back from the 19 th to the 20 th Dynasty such as those of Ahmose I, Amenhotep I, Amenhotep II, Amenhotep III, Merenptah, Tuthmosis I, Tuthmosis II, Tuthmosis III, Tuthmosis IV, Seti I, Seti II, Ramses II, Ramses III, Ramses IV, Ramses V, Ramses VI and others. A tour to the ground floor would expose one to the most extensive collections of items such as coins, coffins, furniture, statues and papyrus collections written in several languages especially those in hieroglyphic language.

For visit plans to the Egyptian Museum , the museum is found in Tahrir Square in Cairo and is open from 9 o’clock in the morning to 2 o’clock in the afternoon. The museum also charges different entry fees for children and adult that range from 10-20 L.E and a separate entry fee for the mummies’ rooms. There are also fees for photographing (with or without flash), video and even television coverage from 10 L.E and rises up to 1500 L.E. The library is also open for foreign researchers and students and it is the best and most authoritative library in old Egyptian Civilization field.

Not only does it house the world’s largest collection of Pharaoic antiquities such as treasures of King Tutankhamen. This houses many statues and collections that moved with the museum’s many relocations.

Every year, more than a million and half tourists visit the gallery, in addition to half a million Egyptians, who wants to see a hall for the royal mummies at the gallery: eleven kings and queens. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo is fondly called the Egyptian Museum and is an unbelievable treasure house of the world’s riches. An Amarna exhibit in a side room off the main corridor will impress anyone interested in Akhenaten and the Amarna period.

The first sight is the lid of the KV55 coffin, which is in a glass case in the corridor. The collection is a window the wonderful anonymity on how Ancient Egyptians lived life along the Great Nile River , with all their gems and sophistications. No wonder it attracts the attention of many tourists from different areas of this world, in search for their own treasures.

The artifacts remained in its original museum location until 1902 when they were moved, for the last time to the current museum in Tahrir Square , Cairo Egypt . The Egyptian Museum has a splendid array of sculpture on display, which includes the famous piece that shows the Pharaoh Ramesses III being crowned by the traditional enemies Horus and Set. In addition to all the stone statues that have endured the years, there are also many large wooden pieces on display. In a remarkable state of preservation, this wooden artifact is surviving for the last 4000 years in existence.

The most well known piece of artifact in King Tutankhamun’s tomb is his famous Gold Mask, which rests over the bandages that wrap around the King’s face. This gold mask is believed to represent what the King’s face really looked like. The features of the mask such as the eyes, nose, lips and chin are all represented marvelously. This mask is said to be the highlight of your visit here in the Egyptian Museum.

Date posted: 30th April, 2016

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