The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, also known as the Egyptian Museum is one of the largest I have ever visited. Aside from holding over 120,000 artifacts, the museum itself is approximately 100,000 square meters (1.1 million square feet). It will take even a casual browser at least an hour to glance by everything and most people should plan to set aside 1-3 hours inside the museum, which does have an entry fee (reduced rate for Egyptian citizens and students with valid identification). One big drawback for many travelers is that cameras are not allowed inside and will have to be checked if you happen to bring one along. Getting caught trying to sneak a photo with a mobile phone will result in you being forced to delete the images by security staff. The Egyptian Museum doesn’t quite live up to its potential mainly due to the disorganization of the exhibits as well as the lack of information provided with each artifact.
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- For more of what I’ve written about Egypt, including my photo galleries, check out my Egypt travel information page.
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