The Egyptian Museum
Egyptian Museum, Arabic Al-Matḥaf al-Miṣrī, the museum of Egyptian antiquities in Cairo, founded in the 19th century by the French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette and housing the world’s most valuable collection of its kind.
The Egyptian Museum was founded in 1858 at Būlāq, moved to Al-Jīzah (Giza), and moved to its present site in 1897–1902. It is unique in its presentation of the whole history of Egyptian civilization, especially of antiquities of the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. The more than 100,000 items in the museum include some 1,700 items from the tomb of Tutankhamen, including the solid-gold mask that covered the pharaoh’s head. Other treasures include reliefs, sarcophagi, papyri, funerary art and the contents of various tombs (including that of Queen Hetepheb hers), jewelry, ornaments of all kinds, and other objects. There is a block statue of Queen Hetepheres, one of the earliest examples of its type, and there is also a black granite sculpture of Queen Nefertiti. A sculpture of Amenhotep I1 shows him as the god Tenen. There are also granite figures of Queen Hatshepsut, as well as colossal figures of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaton) from Karnak. The museum also houses a small but fine collection of Fayum portraits from Hellenistic and Roman times.
Day Trip to Edfu Kom Ombo from Marsa AlamDuration 1 Day
Enjoy a Day tour to Edfu temple and Kom Ombo temple from Marsa AlamThere is a no better way to see the delights of the River Nile in Upper Egypt than this day tour of Edfu and Kom Ombo from Marsa Alam to Edfu and Kom Ombo with the temples close to the River Bank.
Day Trip to Edfu Kom Ombo from HurghadaDuration 1 Day
Enjoy a Day tour to Edfu and Kom Ombo from Hurghada. There is a no better way to see the delights of the River Nile in Upper Egypt than this day tour of Edfu and Kom Ombo from Hurghada to Edfu and Kom Ombo with the temples close to the River Bank.