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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

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fsu23phd wrote a review Jan. 19
Greenville, North Carolina189 contributions112 helpful votes
We visited the museum in January 2021. Its genuinely huge, and I can see it getting Very Very crowded when COVID isn't going on. I feel like we saw most of it. The highlight is the King Tut exhibit. There is a no-camera/no-pone section that contains Tut's mask, I would run to this first (2nd floor, middle-back of the museum). Only 10 people are permitted in at a time, so get there early. Our plan was to see the royal mummies next, but it was closed, as they seem to be moving the royal mummies to a new museum. I won't go into everything in the museum, but I did enjoy the animal room, mummified fish the size of a bean bag chair.... crocodiles, baboons, it was pretty amazing. We spent 4ish hours there overall, at the end of our 2 week Egypt trip. Like other parts of Egypt, there are touts outside who want to help you with everything, and get money from you too. I find this annoying, and I find their persistence to be even more annoying, but this is not the fault of the museum.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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kassityh wrote a review Jan. 18
New York City, New York91 contributions8 helpful votes
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I was here for about 5 hours by myself on a Monday morning . It was almost empty! It felt like an enormous storage space with an incredible large amount of artifacts. I highly recommend this museum to all the history buffs and anyone who is into ancient Egyptian history. There are tour guides outside but I don’t think it’s necessary, you can pay the entrance fee and just enjoy the place by reading all the labels and soak up all the information at your own pace. I enjoyed this place very much!!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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jtyj wrote a review Jan. 16
Houston, Texas6 contributions1 helpful vote
In fairness, we are not a family of archeologists or scholars of ancient Egypt, but we were very interested in visiting the museum and seeing all of the King Tut artifacts. We were scheduled to spend three hours at the museum and were out in less than an hour. Everything you see is spectacular - but to the novice after walking through the museum (with a private guide) there was a lot of repetition. If you're like us... a mummy is a mummy is a mummy - this is a 45 minute stop. I'm very glad I went and a great lesson for the kids - no regrets. Travel tip - as of December 2020 they were planning to begin moving some of the more prominent pieces to the new museum opening in Giza. I'm not sure what will be remaining in this location once preparation for moving those items begins.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Charlie M wrote a review Jan. 16
Merrimack, New Hampshire13 contributions
My expectations for this Museum were set very high. There were only a few mummies on display (Yuya and Thuya), and most everything was being packed up for the new Museum in Giza closer to the Pyramids. Some highlights was the areas dedicated for King Tut and the larger statues and granite tombs. Social-distancing was not always possible with all the other tourists packed into the museum so be cautious.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Krisztian Nemeth wrote a review Jan. 14
Vienna, Austria14 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a must-see for everyone visiting Egypt. To see the mask of King Tut alone is a special experience for anyone!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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