Enjoy an exclusive visit to the Egyptian museum the world 2nd largest museum ,most of Cairo day tours include a tour to the museum only for limited time but with our tour you can stay longer as you wish enjoying each piece of Tut Ankh Amun collection, the royal Mask, along with all the other master pieces of the ancient art collections.
About The Egyptian Museum:
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms.
The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities contains many important pieces of ancient Egyptian history. It houses the worlds largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, and many treasures of King Tutankhamen. The Egyptian government established the museum, built in 1835 near the Ezbekeyah Garden. The museum soon moved to Boulaq in 1858 because the original building was getting to be too small to hold all of the artifacts. In 1855, shortly after the artifacts were moved, Archduke Maximilian of Austria was given all of the artifacts. He hired a French architect to design and construct a new museum for the antiquities. The new building was to be constructed on the bank of the Nile River in Boulaq. In 1878, after the museum has been completed for some time, it suffered some irreversible damage; a flood of the Nile River caused the antiquities to be relocated to another museum, in Giza. The artifacts remained there until 1902 when they were moved, for the last time, to the current museum in Tahrir Square.
There are two main floors in the museum, the ground floor and the first floor. On the ground floor there is an extensive collection of papyrus and coins used in the Ancient world. The numerous pieces of papyrus are generally small fragments, due to their decay over the past two millennia. Several languages are found on these pieces, including Greek, Latin, Arabic, and the Ancient Egyptian writing language of hieroglyphs. The coins found on this floor are made of many different metals, including gold, silver, and bronze. The coins are not only Egyptian, but also Greek, Roman, and Islamic. This has helped historians research the history of Ancient Egyptian trade. Also on the ground floor are artifacts from the New Kingdom, the time period between 1550 and 1069 BC. These artifacts are generally larger than items created in earlier centuries. Those items include statues, tables, and coffins (sarcophagi).
On the first floor there are artifacts from the final two dynasties of Egypt, including items from the tombs of the Pharaohs Thutmosis III, Thutmosis IV, Amenophis II, Hatshepsut, and the courtier Maiherpri, as well as many artifacts from the Valley of the Kings.
King Tutankhamun :
Unlike many tombs discovered in Egypt, that of King Tutankhamun was found mostly intact. Inside the tomb there was a large collection of artifacts used throughout the Kings life. These artifacts ranged from a decorated chest, which was most likely used as a closet or suitcase, two ivory and gold bracelets, necklaces, and other decorative jewelry, to alabaster vases and flasks. The tomb was also home to many weapons and instruments used by the King. Although the tomb held over 3,500 artifacts, the tomb was not found completely intact. In fact, there had been at least two robberies of the tomb, perhaps soon after Tutankhamun's burial.
The best known artifact in King Tutankhamuns tomb is the famous Gold Mask, which rested over the bandages that were wrapped around the Kings face. The mask weighs in at 11 kg (24.5 pounds) of solid gold, and is believed to represent what the Kings face really looked like.
By employing one guide for every two travelers (compared to one guide for 10-12 people at other companies), Egypt Best Day Tours has been committed, from inception, to investing in the local people and economy. Today, Egypt Best Day Tours has taken this commitment to supporting education for disadvantaged children in the Egyptian community.
What's Included & Extra Info :
Academic Egyptologist speaking guide during tour.
Transportation by private air-conditioned deluxe vehicle.
Mineral water and soft drinks on board vehicle.
For the formalities and the safety of our customers, we inform the Ministry of the Egyptian Tourism of our programs.
Pick up and drop off services.
Tour is available in English, Spanish, German, French and Italian languages.
ON deposit to book and the balance of payment on day tour.
Confirmation for this tour will be received after receiving a phone call.
Flexible cancellation policy and no charges for changes.
You will be met by our representative who will be holding a sign in your name and our company Egypt Best Day Tours ,