What to Know Before Touring the Egyptian Museum

What to Know Before Touring the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt (B)

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo (a.k.a. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities), is a museum I’ve been dreaming of visiting since I was a little girl. It’s home to more than 120,000 artifacts from Ancient Egypt (seriously)! They have so many, they’re honestly running out of room.

Visiting this incredible museum is a must for any trip to Egypt. It’s located in the city of Cairo with many tours operating daily. (Or you can buy your tickets yourself when you get there. I don’t believe they let you purchase online ahead of time yet.)

1. The Museum itself is over 100 years old. The Egyptian Government commissioned it to be built in 1825. Unfortunately, it’s not in the best condition anymore. (There are plans to open a new museum eventually, though. More on that in a second!)

2. It’s not air conditioned. Which is surprising, considering how warm it is in Cairo! Be sure to bring a bottle of water along. We made the mistake of thinking we’d buy one at the cafeteria, and it wasn’t open that day, for some reason. (We thought we were going to die!) ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: What to Know Before Touring the Egyptian Museum
Guide Location: Egypt » Cairo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lindsey Puls
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