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Cairo Museum: My Biggest Candy Shop

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Akhenaten's coffin top, maybe.
- The Cairo Museum is massive!  And packed floor to ceiling with the most spectacular, important and truly unique Ancient Egyptian artifacts.  You could spend weeks there and not see everything.
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Notable items: bracelet with Djer's name on it, death masks with the skulls still attached, Menkaure Triad, Seneb statue, Rahotep and Nofret statues, Djoser ka statue, burial goods of Queen Hetepheres, Khufu statue, statues of Hatshepsut, statue of Tuthmosis III, a mummified dog and baboon who were friends, Akhenaton's coffin, the Amarna Letters, statues of Akhenaton and Nefertiti, statues of Ramesses II, Tutankhamun's burial goods, Narmer palette, coffin lid of Ramesses II, burial goods of Yuya and Thuya, statue of Kafre, statue of Mentuhotep, mummified shrew in its own sarcophagus, two golden mummies from the Bahariya Oasis, copper statue of Pepi I, and the mummies of Seti I, Merenptah, Ramesses II, and Tuthmosis III.  Whoo!  And that's just touching the surface.
Prince1 says:
You are right, I'm Egyptian and have been there for many many times but never could explore it all, it's like a treasure for a lover of history :)
Posted on: Nov 28, 2012
Soukshopper says:
Are cameras allowed inside the Cairo museum? Great photos, by the way. I am visiting Cairo soon, :-)
Posted on: Feb 22, 2010
homeres says:
always nice to hear about people's dreams coming true!!
Posted on: Aug 09, 2008
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Akhenatens coffin top, maybe.
Akhenaten's coffin top, maybe.
Entrance to the Cairo Museum.  And…
Entrance to the Cairo Museum. An…
Cairo Museum.
Cairo Museum.
Ramesses I.
Ramesses I.
Tuts maks.
Tut's maks.
Djers bracelet.
Djer's bracelet.
Narmer Palette.  Shows Narmer unif…
Narmer Palette. Shows Narmer uni…
Narmer Palette.  Shows Narmer unif…
Narmer Palette. Shows Narmer uni…
Flint knife belonging to Pharaoh D…
Flint knife belonging to Pharaoh …
Ivory Labels from Umm el-Qaahb (Ab…
Ivory Labels from Umm el-Qaahb (A…
Baboon and dog.  They were friends…
Baboon and dog. They were friend…
Tuthmosis III.
Tuthmosis III.
The ancient Egyptians left models…
The ancient Egyptian's left model…
Nubian Mercenary warriors.  Again …
Nubian Mercenary warriors. Again…
Book of the Dead.
Book of the Dead.
Book of the Dead.
Book of the Dead.
Strange creature from the book of …
Strange creature from the book of…
Akhenaten.
Akhenaten.
Amarna Letters.  Foreign correspon…
Amarna Letters. Foreign correspo…
Akhenatens canopic jar box.
Akhenaten's canopic jar box.
Tjuyus funerary mask.  Tjuyus to…
Tjuyu's funerary mask. Tjuyu's t…
Senroset III.
Senroset III.
Menkhaure Triad.
Menkhaure Triad.
Hetepheres jewelry.  From her unr…
Hetepheres' jewelry. From her un…
Hetepheres (Khufus mom) chair.  …
Hetepheres' (Khufu's mom) chair. …
Cat sarcophagus.
Cat sarcophagus.
Cat mummy.
Cat mummy.
Small animal mummies and little sa…
Small animal mummies and little s…
Some people have 3 coffins inside …
Some people have 3 coffins inside…
The interior of coffins was always…
The interior of coffins was alway…
Inner roof of sarcophagus.
Inner roof of sarcophagus.
Old Kingdom colossus.
Old Kingdom colossus.
Tuts alabaster jars.
Tut's alabaster jars.
Khafre (son of Khufu, ruled after …
Khafre (son of Khufu, ruled after…
Djosers Ka Statue.  Djoser built …
Djoser's Ka Statue. Djoser built…
Montuhotep II, first Pharaoh of th…
Montuhotep II, first Pharaoh of t…
Tutankhamuns large gold coffin.
Tutankhamun's large gold coffin.
Tutankhamuns smaller coffin.
Tutankhamun's smaller coffin.
Tutankhamuns crook and flail.
Tutankhamun's crook and flail.
Tutankhamuns Scepter and Flail.
Tutankhamun's Scepter and Flail.
Tutankhamuns very pristine shield…
Tutankhamun's very pristine shiel…
Tuts canopic jar case.
Tut's canopic jar case.
Tuts canopic jars.
Tut's canopic jars.
Tuts box.
Tut's box.
Tuts chair.
Tut's chair.
Tuts chair.
Tut's chair.
Pharaoh Hors Horus necklace (13th…
Pharaoh Hor's Horus necklace (13t…
One of Tutankhamuns crowns.
One of Tutankhamun's crowns.
Gold necklace.
Gold necklace.
Cairo
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