The Treasure Chests
Embark on an adventure through time to discover gleaming Egyptian treasures at the country’s leading museums.
Be impressed by the glittering treasures of Tutankhamun, statues, grave goods, mummies, jewelries, eating bowls, clothes, and toys of Egyptian children whose names are lost in time.
If you dream about experiencing thousands of years of Egyptian civilization at a glance, then this tour is perfectly tailored for you.
Your tour-guide will pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship.
1st stop – The Egyptian Museum of Antiquity:
The Egyptian Museum is the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East, housing the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world. The museum was inaugurated in 1902 by Khedive Abbas Helmy II, an historic landmark in downtown Cairo, and home to among the world’s most impressive ancient masterpieces.
Among the museum’s unrivaled collections are the invaluable complete burials of Thuya and Yuya, and the Narmer Palette. The museum also houses the splendid statues of the great builders of the Pyramids at the Giza plateau. An extensive collection of papyri, sarcophagi, and jewelry, among other objects, completes this uniquely expansive museum.
2nd stop – The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC):
The NMEC is the first of its kind in Egypt and the Arab world. It presents the full range of Egyptian civilization’s richness and diversity throughout the ages, from prehistoric times to the present day. It focuses on Egypt’s continuity and stability as demonstrated by its tangible and intangible heritage. The museum’s exceptional collection includes the royal mummies, exhibited in a new interactive display using 21st century cutting-edge technology to go beneath the wrappings and reveal their secrets, while shedding light on the rituals and religious beliefs surrounding ancient Egyptian mummification.
Finally, at the end of an informative and wonderful trip, your tour-guide will escort you back to your hotel or cruise ship.
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