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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.
Housing the world's largest collection of Coptic Christian artwork, this museum provides a link between ancient and Islamic Egypt. Full review →
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 →One of the museum's most prized holdings is a manuscript collection of the Nag Hammadi library (popularly known as the Gnostic Gospels).
A beautiful place, as much for the elaborate woodcarving in all the galleries as for the treasures they contain. Full review →
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 →