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Midan Tahrir

Country
Egypt
State
Cairo
City
Midan Tahrir
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Bus

Midan Tahrir is served by the Sadat metro stop and micro buses and other forms of public transport from most areas of Cairo.

Key places to visit
Egyptian Museum , Grand Egyptian Museum, Objects from the Tomb of Tutankhamen, Royal Mummies, Egyptian Museum Library


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Places to Visit

Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum (officially, the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities) on the northern edge of Midan Tahrir is one of the world's great museums. An extensive building and massive collection of Egyptian antiquities, the Museum (also commonly referred to as the "Cairo Museum") is truly a destination in its own right,with at least 136,000 items on display; hundreds of thousands of additional items languish in the museum's basement storerooms and are added to each year with ongoing excavation and discovery.

Grand Egyptian Museum

Plans are now well advanced for the transfer of the main collection to a new Grand Egyptian Museum within the vicinity of the Giza Pyramids. Hopefully the new building will be more user friendly - instead of the current poorly-labeled and documented nature of many prime exhibits.

Objects from the Tomb of Tutankhamen

discovered in 1922 and gradually revealed over the next few years, many of the objects from the tomb of the "boy king" were brought to the Egyptian Museum for display. A small number of objects found their way into foreign collections, whilst several - including the inner sarcophagus and the body of Tutankhamen himself - remained in the small tomb in the. The most famous objects from the tomb are the funerary mask of Tutankhamen and the inner coffin. The mask is made of solid gold, inlaid with lapis lazuli, cornelian, quartz, obsidian, turquoise, and colored glass.

Royal Mummies

Upper Floor, separate admission charge of LE 100, Students LE 50, no photography allowed please note there is 2 rooms you can enter using same ticket so don't miss one of them - many of the Pharaohs of the New Kingdom period and later are displayed here in the Royal Mummy Hall, which is at the corner of the first floor lobby. There are mummies of eleven kings and queens that are kept in temperature and pressure controlled glass cabinets on display. Unfortunately, some Mummies are not even identified by the name or the period to which they belong to and other chronological information.

Egyptian Museum Library

Created in the year 1902, the library specializes in ancient Egyptian civilization and houses some 42,500 books on the topic. However, the library is not open to the general public, with access restricted to accredited researchers and students.

Right Time to Visit

January - April
October - December

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