The Egyptian Museum, Cairo
The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities is an absolute must-see even for non-museum lovers. The museum exhibits artefacts depicting ancient Egypt’s glorious reign; sarcophagi, mummies, pottery, jewellery and of course King Tutankhamen’s treasures. I have many pictures and hope you enjoy them. It was very difficult to get good pictures as all the exhibits were in glass cases and the reflection flashed back.
It is better to take your guide in with you to tell tales of every exhibit. A piece of well-meaning advice; do not carry a camera inside with if you are not buying a ticket or else you will be charged if you are caught with it.
Separate tickets for cameras were issued at most of the major sites as well as the museum in Egypt.
Inside The Museum
The Museum Of Egyptian Antiquities comprises of two floors; the ground floor that hosts the bigger displays such as coffins, huge statues, and stone carvings. The upper floor of the Museum Of Egyptian Antiquities hosts the smaller displays that include tools, funerary objects, smaller statues, papyrus papers, wooden coffins, jewellery, and most significantly, the displays of the Tutankhamen tomb. It was a memorable experience which should not be missed.
Mummies and consecrated animals are on display. The Ornaments and furnishings were highlighted as well as the life of both people and Pharaohs. We think Indians are obsessed with gold; but you should see the jewellery and embellished chairs, sarcophagus and embalmed bodies are, all covered with glistening gold in Egypt
The Grand Egyptian Museum
The museum was packed like a jar of sardines. They have so many treasures here they don’t know what to do with them. The massive 100-year-old building and grounds are overflowing with artefacts and they’re all fascinating. All these were being shifted to The Grand Egyptian Museum which is expected to be one of the largest archaeological museums in the world. The site is innovative as it is situated in Giza and is
Sculptures were held in high esteem in Ancient Egypt, and they served several purposes. As a result, sculptures of every shape, form and size
His solid gold mask, ornamented with turquoise,
King Tut’s gold sandals, were buried with the boy king for 3,000 years yet they looked as good as new even now.
Mr & Ms Rahoteps in the Museum
A couple from ancient Egypt: Mr and Ms Rahoteps. Prince and commander of army Rahotep and his beautiful wife, Nofret’s statues are a flawless piece of art from Ancient Egypt. The old statues look like living human beings. According to a legend when the statues of this couple were found in his tomb in Giza many decades ago, the modern Egyptian workers freaked out and thought that they were alive.
Strangely, there are just a couple of mummies on display are outside The Royal Mummies exhibit which is separate and carries an additional admission charge.
Love for Animals
The Egyptians seemed to have a deep love for animals and there are many statues highlighting them.
Stone statues and others in the Museum
The museum is choc a block with various statues some from floor to the
This is my final post on Egypt and I feel a bit emotional saying goodbye.
Admission Price Adults: 80LE Approx $4.50
100LE for the Royal Mummies exhibition
We spent around 4 hours in the museum but I would have loved to spend a couple of days.