The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Egyptian Museum

المتحف المصري

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum holds an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items and is one of the largest museums in the region.

Among the many historical, cultural and specimen objects in the Egyptian Museum the following are highlights in the “Joy of Museums”:


To help you better appreciate the Egyptian Museum, the following guides will be helpful:

Essential Facts:

  • Name:              The Egyptian Museum or The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
  • City:                 Cairo
  • Country:           Egypt
  • Established:     1902
  • Collection        120,000 Objects
  • Location:          Cairo, Egypt


“Leave him in error who loves his error.” Egyptian Proverb



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