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10 facts about the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

10 facts about the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

  1. The actual name of the museum is The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities 
 
   2.  It is also called the symbol of faith for the Egyptians
 
 3. It has one of the best collections of antiquities and artifacts
 
   4. The building was built in the year 1900 by a  French architect named Marcel Dourgnon
 
5. The museum collection exceeds 120 000 objects which range from the historic era to the Greco-Roman period  
 
6.  A hall for the royal mummies is also found in the museum which houses eleven kings and queens
 
7. More than 1.5 million tourists visit the museum per year and this is in addition to the 500 000 Egyptians who visit it per year
  8. The contents of the royal tombs of Tuthmosis III, Tuthmosis IV, Amenhotep III and Horemheb and the tomb of Yuya and Thuya.Artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun, consisting of more than 3500 Pieces  
 
     9.       Most of these items on display belong to Egypt and are over 5000 years old
 
  10. It has 7 sections which are 1 – Tutankhamon’s Treasures, 2 – Pre Dynasty and Old Kingdom Monuments, 3 - The first intermediate period and the Middle Kingdom monuments, 4 - Monuments of the Modern Kingdom, 5 - monuments of the late period and the Greek and Roman periods , 6 - Coins and Papyrus, 7 - Sarcophagi and Scarabs


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