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Nilometer

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The Coptic Museum

Both are endorsed by travel writers. Overall, The Coptic Museum ranks significantly higher than Nilometer. The Coptic Museum is ranked #1 in Cairo with approval from 5 reviews including Fodor's, Frommer's and Michelin Guide.

Both are endorsed by travel writers. Overall, The Coptic Museum ranks significantly higher than Nilometer. The Coptic Museum is ranked #1 in Cairo with approval from 5 reviews including Fodor's, Frommer's and Michelin Guide.

tripexpert score
81
#15 in Cairo
location

Roda Island, Cairo, Egypt

endorsements
  • 4 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    Used from pharaonic times until the completion of the Aswan Dam in the late 1950s to measure the height of the flood. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    This well was used to measure the height of the Nile through the course of its annual fluctuations. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Constructed in AD 861... it measured the rise and fall of the river, and thus predicted the fortunes of the annual harvest. Full Review →

  • 68

    Atlas Obscura

    An ancient instrument used to measure the waters of the Nile so Egyptian farmers would know whether to expect famine or flood.  Full Review →

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97
#1 in Cairo

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

  • 5 endorsements
  • 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 →

  • 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 →

  • 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 →

  • 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.

  • 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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