The Egyptian Museum
Founded in 1902, the Egyptian Museum is the Middle East’s oldest archaeological museum and home to the world’s largest collection of pharaonic antiquities. The museum houses a large collection from the predynastic period to the Greco-Roman period.
The complete tombs of Yuya and Thuya, the treasures of Psusennes I and Tanis, and the Narmer palette commemorating the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under one king are among the museum’s unparalleled collection.
The museum also houses beautiful statues of the great kings Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, who built the pyramids of the Giza plateau. This unusually large museum is completed by an extensive collection including papyri, sarcophagi and jewellery.
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is a large museum (490,000 square meters (5,300,000 sq ft)) in Fustat, Egypt, which is now part of Cairo. Partly opened in February 2017, the museum will display 50,000 artifacts spanning Egyptian civilization from prehistoric times to the present day. The permanent collection is divided into two sections, a chronological and a thematic section.
The Manial Palace and Museum
It is a former palace of the Alawiyya dynasty and is located on Rhoda Island in the Nile. It is located in the Sharia Al-Saray neighborhood of southern Cairo, Egypt, in the El-Manial neighborhood. The palace and estate have been preserved as a historic house museum and estate under the direction of the Council of Antiquities, reflecting the environment and lifestyle of an Egyptian royal prince and heir apparent in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The residential complex, consisting of five different buildings, is surrounded by Persian gardens in an extensive estate park with English landscape garden, which runs along a small tributary of the Nile.
Royal Jewelery Museum
The Royal Jewelry Museum is an art and history museum in Alexandria, the Egyptian neighborhood of Zizenia, in the former palace of Princess Fatma Al-Zahra’. The halls of the building house a priceless collection of jewels and jewelry from the Muhammad Ali dynasty. The rooms and lobbies also feature 19th-century paintings, statues and decorative arts. The museum was first opened on October 24, 1986. After several years of renovation and expansion, it was reopened in April 2010.
Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo
With its exceptional collection of rare wood and plaster artifacts, as well as metals, ceramics, glass, crystal and textiles from around the Islamic world, the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Cairo, Egypt is considered one of the world’s greatest museums.
The museum has recently exhibited approximately 4,500 artifacts in 25 halls, but it houses over 100,000 objects, with the rest in storage. Rare manuscripts of the Quran are included in the collection, with some calligraphy written in silver ink on pages with elaborate borders. The museum has hosted a number of national and international exhibitions, as well as archaeological excavations in the Fustat area.
The museum was closed for renovation in 2003 and reopened 8 years later in August 2010. The restoration cost nearly $10 million.
The Coptic Museum is a museum in Coptic Cairo, Egypt that houses the largest collection of Coptic Christian artifacts in the world. Marcus Simaika founded it in 1908 to house Coptic antiquities. The museum tells the history of Egypt from its beginnings to the present day. It was built on 8,000 square meters of land donated by the Coptic Orthodox Church and under the supervision of Pope Cyril V.
The Coptic Museum houses some of the most important examples of Coptic art in the world.
Solar Boat Museum
It was built around 1985 and is dedicated to showcasing the reconstructed Khufu solar ship. The museum is located on the south side of the pyramid, just a few yards from where it was discovered. It was built near the Great Pyramid of Khufu. It is equipped with advanced techniques and technologies to ensure the longevity of the solar boat.
Grand Egyptian Museum Giza
The Grand Egyptian Museum Giza (GEM), also known as the Giza Museum, is a scheduled museum of ancient Egyptian artifacts. The museum is still under construction and has been described as the world’s largest archaeological museum. The entire Tutankhamun collection will be on display, with many pieces appearing for the first time. Part of a new master plan for the plateau, the museum sits on 50 acres of land about two kilometers from the Pyramids of Giza.