Egypt The Egyptian Museum

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Mathew Browne

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The Egyptian Museum in Cairo houses an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts and is widely considered to be one of the greatest museums in the world. Located in Tahrir Square in central Cairo, the museum is considered to be one of the most significant and comprehensive collections of Egyptian antiquities in the world. It was established in 1835 and moved to its current location in 1902.

One of the most notable exhibits in the Egyptian Museum is the collection of Tutankhamun artifacts, which includes the famous gold mask of the young pharaoh. Other notable exhibits include the Royal Mummies Hall, which houses the mummified remains of several pharaohs and queens, and the Akhenaten Gallery, which displays artifacts from the reign of the heretic pharaoh Akhenaten.

The museum has a rich history that dates back to the early 19th century. It was founded by the French scholar Auguste Mariette, who began collecting artifacts in Egypt in the 1850s. The museum was originally housed in a building on the Nile, but it was moved to its current location in 1902. Since then, the museum has undergone several renovations and expansions, and it continues to be a major attraction for tourists and scholars from around the world.

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