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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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EXCELLENT MUSEUM - HOME TO THE NAG HAMMADI CODICES

This is a clean and magnificent museum packed full of ancient illuminated bibles - this is a gem in the crown of Christendom. Be sure to take a fully educated guide - hit me up... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a clean and magnificent museum packed full of ancient illuminated bibles - this is a gem in the crown of Christendom. Be sure to take a fully educated guide - hit me up on Facebook for recommendations of guides ETV [at] MACMATE [dot] ME - also do some research about the NAG HAMMADI texts before you visit -... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful journey through time, with artifacts and exquisite collections well preserved and well displayed. Expect to spend a half day wandering among the marvelous well kept icons, sarcophagi, ornate columns and dazzling arches. This museum will take you back few centuries to the old glorious era of Egyptian history. Guided tours are available in both Arabic and English by... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Te Copte Museum is a great surprise in Cairo, not only for its collection, but due to its maintenance and all pieces well displayed.

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Mauritius
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

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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Reviewed 17 March 2017

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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Reviewed 14 March 2017

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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Reviewed 1 March 2017

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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Reviewed 1 March 2017

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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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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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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