Egyptian Museum, Cairo

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city by the Nile and attracts several million visitors every year. It houses the world's largest collection of ancient Egyptian art, with around 150,000 artefacts dating back more than 4,500 years. The highlights of the museum are the approximately 1700 objects from the burial chamber of King Tutankhamun, including the world-famous golden death mask of the young pharaoh. The museum was founded in 1835 with the aim of preventing the illegal trade in archaeological finds or their uncontrolled export. After several moves, it finally found its home at Tahrir Square in Cairo in 1902. However, since the museum has long since reached its capacity limits and many exhibits cannot be displayed due to lack of space, the opening of a new "Grand Egyptian Museum" is planned for 2020 - a museum of superlatives in the immediate vicinity of the pyramids of Giza with around 45,000 square metres of exhibition space.

All of the originals of these works are on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

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