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The Coptic Museum

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Egyptian Antiquities Museum

Both are endorsed by professional reviewers. On balance, The Coptic Museum is preferred by most reviewers compared to Egyptian Antiquities Museum. The Coptic Museum has a TripExpert Score of 95 with recommendations from 5 reviewers including Lonely Planet, concierge.com and Fodor's.

Both are endorsed by professional reviewers. On balance, The Coptic Museum is preferred by most reviewers compared to Egyptian Antiquities Museum. The Coptic Museum has a TripExpert Score of 95 with recommendations from 5 reviewers including Lonely Planet, concierge.com and Fodor's.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Cairo
location

Fakhry Abd el Nour street No4, Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt

endorsements
  • 5 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Contains such artifacts as funeral stelae carved with Coptic inscriptions, manuscripts... and examples of ivory, wood, pottery, and glass. A bridge between the art of ancient Egypt and the Islamic era.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Housing the world's largest collection of Coptic Christian artwork, this museum provides a link between ancient and Islamic Egypt. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    A beautiful place, as much for the elaborate woodcarving in all the galleries as for the treasures they contain. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    The Coptic Museum, which opened originally back in 1910, has just emerged from an extensive refurbishment... and it's a must-see for anyone interested in the history of Egypt. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    At the inauguration of the museum in 2006, President Mubarak stressed the importance of Coptic artistic heritage for Egypt, an opinion borne out by the stunning collections here. Full Review →

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85
#9 in Cairo

Midan El Tahrir, Cairo 11557, Egypt

  • 4 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Filled with the golden treasures of pharaohs, and archaeological finds... crowds tend to beeline for the golden, lapis-encrusted mask of Tutankhamen.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    On the north end of Maydan Tahrir, this huge neoclassical building is home to the world's largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Inside the great domed, oddly pinkish building, the glittering treasures of Tutankhamun and other great pharaohs lie. Full Review →

  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    You could spend a lifetime examining the more than 120,000 items in the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, in Cairo. Full Review →

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