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The Egyptian Museum

It is located at Al-Tahrir square in the heart of Cairo built in 1897.
It is the largest of Egyptian antiquities museums all over the world.
It allows the visitor to become acquainted with the antiquities of Egypt’s Pharaonic periods.
It consists of 107 halls and houses around 250,000 antique pieces covering the whole history of ancient Egypt, which extends over the past five thousand years.
The exhibits of this museum is famous for their historical and artistic value.

The most important among which are :
• a limestone statue of King Zoser
• The Palette of Narmar records the unification of the two lands Upper and Lower Egypt (ca 3100 BC) by a ruler called Narmer or Menes.

Old Kingdom Galleries :
• A superb statue of Chephren, his head embraced by Horus carved from black diorite.
• Life-size seated statues of Prince Rahotep and Princes Nefert
• The tableaux of the dwarf Seneb and his family

Middle Kingdom Galleries :
• The burial chamber of "Monthotep Neb Hotep Raa" from Deir El Bahari
• Ten limestone statues of Senusert from his pyramids complex at Lisht
• The unique double statue of Amenhat III personified as the Nile God bringing his people fish and trays

New Kingdom Galleries :
• A grey schist statue of Tuthmosis III
• Two statues of a man named Amenhotep portray him as a young scribe of humble birth and as an octogenarian priest.
• Relief on a block from Ramses II’s temple at Memphis, which shows him subjugating Egypt’s foes.
• Many of the ancient coins bearing the head of Alexander the great

The Amarna Gallery :
• A Stele of the Royal Family portrays: Akhenaton dandling his eldest daughter, while Nefertiti cradles her sisters.
• The carnelian, gold and glass inlaid coffin usually ascribed to Semenkhkare.

Tutankhamun Gallery :   (Separate Entrance Fees)
• Tutankhamun’s chests, statues, preceding furniture, shrines, gold appurtenances
• Shrine of Anubis, ebony and ivory gaming set , shabti figures
• Statues of Tutankhamun hunting with a harpoon , his thrones and chairs
• Tutankhamun’s mummiform coffin, scores of amulets, pair of golden sandals
• The Jewellery room: a VI dynasty golden head of a falcon, crown and necklaces of Princess Khnumyt, diadem and pectorals of Princess Set-Hathor, amethyst belt and anklet of Mereret, axe of Ahmosis
• Furniture of Queen Hetephers and Treasure of Tanis

Mummies Hall :   (Separate Entrance Fees)
• Mummified animals and birds
• Royal mummies

Other Galleries :
• Heart Scarabs, canopic chests and coffins
• Model of funerary complex, leather funerary tent
• Fayoum portraits, statues of deities, manuscripts, miscellaneous and everyday objects


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