Visit the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about Egyptian culture. The Egyptian Museum houses nearly 7000 items, providing a comprehensive overview of ancient Egyptian civilisation spanning four millennia. The original artifacts are extremely diverse and include ostraca, statues, reliefs, miniature bronzes, sarcophagi, and burial figures (shabti). A mummy sarcophagus with intricate hieroglyphics, which Gustav Seyffarth (1796-1885), a professor of archaeology at Leipzig University, bought in Trieste in 1840, served as the foundation of the museum’s collection. The tiny collection was turned into a museum under the later director Georg Steindorff, for whom the Egyptian Museum is named.
Today, you will be picked up from your Cairo or Giza hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and driven to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. The museum, located in Old Cairo, displays 50,000 items and tells the narrative of Egyptian heritage and culture. Visit the Saladin Citadel, which was constructed in 1183, next. This huge structure protected Cairo from several enemy attacks. Admire the beautiful city views of Cairo and the desert from the citadel. Listen to interesting stories about its construction and history from your guide. Then, it’s time to enjoy an authentic lunch at a local restaurant. Move to visit the Egyptian Museum, which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period.
The museum showcases a priceless collection of artwork spanning 5000 years, which is regarded as the world’s largest and most valuable collection of Egyptian art. There are more than 250,000 authentic objects on display, including a display of Tutankhamen’s collection of gold, jewelry, and other valuables that were kept in his tomb for more than 3,500 years before they were found in the 1920s along with his tomb. You will be dropped off at the location or hotel of your choice in Cairo or Giza after a fantastic day spent exploring the city.
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