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Cairo: The Egyptian Museum

Mask of Tutenkhamun

There are several museums in Cairo, but this one contains some of the more well-known exhibits.

Room after room of the Egyptian Museum contains statues and other artifacts dating back thousands of years.

In particular, many of the treasures from the tomb of Tutenkhamun are on show, though you might have to fight your way through throngs of Japanese visitors to see the famous gold death-mask.

Photography is no longer permitted in the Egyptian Museum, though it was when we visited.

The solid gold death mask of Tutenkhamun is housed in a crowded room dedicated to treasures.


The Egyptian Museum, Cairo
The Egyptian Museum was built in 1900. This
neo-classical facade was designed by a
French architect


Main hall of the Egyptian Museum
The magnificent central hall of the Egyptian Museum contains many ancient artifacts

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