The Coptic Museum

Top 1% of attractions in Cairo
9 / 10

4 expert reviews

“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.”

– Michelin Guide

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

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