Category: Museums

Coptic Museum in Cairo

The treasures of Egypt’s Coptic Christians are on display in this stunning museum. Exquisitely illuminated displays amongst low-lit rooms and carved interiors demonstrate Egypt’s Golden Age of Christianity during the Byzantine Empire. Icons &...

Royal Mummies Hall

Although the collection of royal dead has received a mixed response, it includes some of the most important figures from Egyptian history, originally discovered in two mummy caches in the 19th century. Moved for...

Colossus at Memphis

The monuments of ancient Men-Nefer (Memphis) including the spectacular colossus of Ramesses the Great, which lays preserved in an open-air museum close to the pyramids of Dahshur and Saqqara, is definitely worth the detour....

Citadel of Saladin

The Citadel of Saladin is a fortress filled with spectacular mosques, palaces, museums, and breathtaking lookouts. With the distinctive mosque of Mohamed Ali at its heart, the Citadel dominates Cairo’s skyline and should not...

Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

Filled with the treasures of the boy pharaoh Tutankhamun, this world-famous museum is the second most important site in Cairo & Lower Egypt. The museum comes just after the pyramids and sphinx at Giza....

Solar Barque Museum

On the Eastern and Southern sides of the Great Pyramid are the barque pits of the pharaoh Khufu. Atop one of these pits sits the Solar Barque museum, housing a fully preserved, reassembled ceremonial...