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Jun 9, 2010 - Cairo    1 Comment

The Coptic Museum (Cairo, Egypt)

Hours of Operation: Open daily, 0900 – 1700.

Admission: 40 LE (20 LE for students with valid ID)

Get There: The Coptic Museum is located in Coptic Cairo, close to the Mar Girgis metro station.

Established in 1908 and recently restored to a high standard, the Coptic Museum houses Coptic art and artifacts from Late Antiquity and the Roman Empire through to the Islamic era and beyond.  Coptic monuments display a rich mixture of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman traditions, linking ancient and Islamic Egypt.  There is approximately 15,000 objects on display, organized into different mediums, such as stonework, woodwork, metalwork, textiles and manuscripts.

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