To send a Booking Request
You need to be Signed In

Sign In Now

Don't have an account? Create one for free:

To ask a Question
You need to be Signed In

Sign In Now

Don't have an account? Create one for free:

The Egyptian Museum

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Cairo, Egypt

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    Custom Price
  • Duration

    As arranged.

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    As arranged.

  • Starting Location

    Hotel pick-up in Cairo.

  • Price Includes

    Hotel pick-up and drop-off, transportation, English speaking guide and Egyptologist, all entrance fees to the sites mentioned.

Highlights

  • Tomb of Tutankhamun.
  • Colossus of Amenhotep IV - colossal statues of Amenhotep IV which was built by the young king himself, next to the temple of Amun-Ra at Karnak.
  • The splendid solid gold mask that protected the head, shoulders and upper chest of Tutankhamun's mummy.
  • A large number of very fine alabaster vases which can be found in the grave goods of the underground stores of Djoser's step pyramid at Sakkara.
  • The statuary group of dwarf Seneb and his family, which can be found in a small naos in his mastaba in Giza.

Guide

Trip Info

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, commonly known as The Egyptian Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, is home of the most extensive collection of pharaonic antiquities in the world. It has 136,000 items on display, with many more hundreds of thousands in its basement storerooms. The Museum was established by the Egyptian government in 1835 in an attempt to limit the looting of antiquities from sites and to protect artifacts.  The museum was opened to the public in 1858 for viewing. The highlight of the collection is often considered to be the tomb artifacts of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, whose almost intact tomb was found in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. To view all the artifacts in the Egyptian Museum is almost impossible, if a traveller spent three minutes on each artifact, it would require nine months to explore the entirety of the Egyptian Museum.

Leave a Review

Thank you for submitting a review. It will be published shortly.

Join GuideAdvisor Now.
3 great reasons!


I'm a traveler I'm a Guide