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The Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt

Monday, April 27th, 2009
The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum

One of the more remarkable Museums in the world is the Egyptian Museum. It was originally built in Boulak in 1891, but was later moved to Giza Palace of “Ismail Pasha.” In 1897 until 1900, during the reign of Khedive Abbass Helmi II, the Egyptian Museum as we know it today was constructed in Tahrir square in Cairo. On November 15, 1902 the museum opened its doors.

The Museum is comprised of 107 separate halls which are arranged in chronological order, with huge statues on the lower floor and smaller statues, mummies, jewels and the Tutankhamon collection on the floor above.

Egyptologists from all over the world consider this museum a must see. The museum hosts over one and a half million tourists each year, with an additional half a million Egyptian visitors, making this one of the most popular museums in the world.