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The Coptic Museum

96
TripExpert Score based on reviews in 5 publications
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Outstanding

say expert reviewers

#1 in Cairo About the TripExpert Score

5 expert recommendations

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 →

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 →

One of the museum's most prized holdings is a manuscript collection of the Nag Hammadi library (popularly known as the Gnostic Gospels).
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 →

11

Michelin Guide 54

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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