in Cairo (EMC)
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo (EMC) is the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East, housing over 170,000 artefacts. It has the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world.
The Museum’s exhibits span the Predynastic Period to the Graeco-Roman Era (c. 5500 BC - AD 364).
More than just a Museum
The Egyptian Museum
Isis Keystone being hoisted above the main entrance of the Egyptian Museum.
Original drawing of the museum
Designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon, and built by the Italian company owned by Giuseppe Garozzo and Francesco Zaffrani…
Architect Marcel Dourgnon
Latest EMC News
On the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb “The opening of an exhibition entitled 100 Years of Discovery Tutankhamun and his Family”
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo celebrates this centenary with some major pieces from his tomb including his famous mask,
Mask of Tutankhamun
The Splendid funerary solid gold Mask of Tutankhamun
18th Dynasty (1334-1325 BC) - Height 54 cm
Menkaure’s triads, superbly sculpted in a single block of stone and originally painted in bright colours.
4th Dynasty - Reign of Menkaure (Mycerinos) 2447-2448 BC
Ramesses II child and the God Horun
Granite statue of Ramesses II child and the god Horun found in Tanis.
19th Dynasty 1279-1213 BC.
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo (EMC) is one of Egypt’s most important attractions that should not be missed during your stay in Cairo. It is located on the northern side of Tahrir Square, Downtown, Cairo. Egyptians refer to Downtown as Wust al-Balad (heart of the city), because it has always been full of life and activity.
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