Explore The Egyptian Museum In Cairo

Cairo has a number of wonderful things to offer to tourists . The Egyptian Museum in Cairo  is set on the beautiful Nile, and it is close to some of the most famous attractions in all of Egypt – the Great Pyramids of Egypt and the Sphinx. Everyone who comes to the beautiful city will find a number of wonderful things that will keep him or her busy.

If you should choose to visit Egypt the first and last stop will probably be the Egyptian Museum in Midan Tahrir, also called Liberation Square. Among other museums in Egypt this one is a standout as it displays over 136,000 items, whole hundreds of thousands of artefacts wait in the basement. The museum was first established in 1835, and was first constructed to prevent looting, not necessarily boost tourism. However, by 1858 the museum officially opened and now in 2008 over 1,500,000 tourists visit it every year, not to mention 500,000 local residents.

There are presently plans to transport the museum closer to the vicinity of the Pyramids of Giza and rename it the Grand Egyptian Museum.

Explore The Egyptian Museum In Cairo

Funerary Works

The Egyptians have a very unparalleled belief in the afterlife, and this collection contains many traces of that. One can see sarcophagi, funeral art, and many other items and artifacts.

Jewellery

Egyptian jewellery is beautiful and unique, and the Egyptian Museum has the most incredible collections in the world. You can see jewellery of both silver and gold, some even inset with precious stones. The workmanship is highly detailed and wonderful .

Sculpture

Egyptian sculpture was used for religious depictions and was oftentimes located in temples and tombs. The museum houses a number of different sculptures from throughout the history of the civilisation of Egypt. The attention to detail in the sculptures is unbelievable .

Some of the most impressive pieces in the collection are a sculpture of the goddess Selket from the Canopic Shrine and the bust of King Merenptah. You can find a wide variety of sculptures.

The Collection of King Tut

Probably the most famous artefacts in the entire museum belong to the King Tut collection. A boy king, he ruled for only nine years, but his power and legend are still felt today. He had in incredible collection of treasure and much of that is located at the museum.

Some of the most impressive pieces in this collection are shields, bracelets, jewellery and more. The collection is vast, and has a great variety of items.

Anyone who comes to Cairo should make certain to visit the Egyptian Museum. It makes a great place to visit along with the pyramids and the other historical sites.

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