Egyptian Museum, Cairo

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city along the Nile, attracting 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 include about 1,700 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 curbing the illegal trade and uncontrolled export of archaeological findings. After several relocations, it finally found its home on Tahrir Square in Cairo in 1902. However, due to the museum's long-standing capacity constraints and the inability to display many exhibits due to lack of space, the opening of a new "Grand Egyptian Museum" for the end of 2023 - a museum of superlatives, located in the immediate vicinity of the Pyramids of Giza with around 45,000 square metres of exhibition space.

The originals of the artworks shown here are on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

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