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The Coptic Museum

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Address: No 4 Fakhry Abd el Nour street | Abbassia, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Phone Number:
3639742 - 3628766
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Housing some of the finest collections of Coptic art dating back to Egypt’s...

Housing some of the finest collections of Coptic art dating back to Egypt’s Christian era, this museum includes collections of ancient ankhs and Horus-like falcons, stone carvings from the era of the Mamluks, a 6th-century Coptic stone pulpit and the 1,600-year-old Coptic book of the Psalms of David.

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Beautiful Place

Went there during my trip to the Coptic Cairo area. Beautiful place but lack some serious information. The guys at the entrance couldn't even speak some basic English.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Mauritius
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went there during my trip to the Coptic Cairo area. Beautiful place but lack some serious information. The guys at the entrance couldn't even speak some basic English.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there i can say is that this place is amazing to describe the history of Christianity and the Coptic people of this great country. Highly Recommended for visit once visited Cairo.

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Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It obviously depends on what you like and on your interests but I found this museum really interesting. It has an extremely rich collection, possibly the richest collection on Coptic culture and religion in the world, and I enjoyed it a lot. Moreover, it is situated in the very heart of Coptic Cairo so it feels really authentic and is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its a nice cool museum,located in the old cairo. u can see it while seeing the coptic cairo. entry fee is 20 EGP.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Early Christianity and its expansion in Egypt is gathered within the walls of the museum. The collection here serves as a reminder of the role Christianity played in the development of Egypt and the role Egyptian culture played in the development of Christian practices. For me, this was a thoughtful location that provided a perspective on history I had not... More 

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I visited this museum on a Friday morning as part of my tour of Coptic Cairo with a private guide. There weren’t many other people there. Photography is allowed if you pay an extra 50 EGP. All the displays have signs in English. The displays included carvings, paintings, textile art, coins, very old books including the oldest known Book of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a valuable addition to the trip of anyone regardless off your Deity,I saw all 3 main religions represented here simply fantastic,Churches,Mosque,synagogue.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Many of the items here were donated by wealthy families.There is the oldest bible here and examples of Coptic writings as well as beautiful Islamic rooms and tile and carvings

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Great selection of well preserved ancient buildings. Was relatively quiet when we visited and it was great to stroll around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I get very interesting information about how Egypt was in this Era, after finishing you can visit the rest of the churches there and the Jewish Ben Ezra Synagogue

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