THE EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
Egyptian Museum was built in 1835
by the Egyptian government and considered
the oldest and largest museum in the Middle East. It was originally located close to the
Ezbekeyah Garden in Cairo, but they changed its
location several times and its present location is in Midan
al-Tahrir in downtown Cairo. The
museum has the largest assortment of Pharaonic pieces and there are more than
120,000 pieces on display.
It has a first floor and a second floor. On each floor, there is an extraordinary
collection of various things used in Ancient Egypt. There are pieces of papyrus and coins and
artifacts among the more modest things. You may also
find other significant pieces at the museum such as: sarcophagi,
statues, and numerous things coming from Pharaohs and their tombs.
sections of the museum are
constantly observed and can be entered through a security
point. A visit to the museum is
unavoidable while in Cairo.