Egypt is not only a country of great pyramids and mosques, of great cruises or diving spots: it is also a country of great museums, some of them already centuries old and others more recent, but all of them interesting. In this post we will tell you which are the most important museums in Egypt at present and in the near future, since at the time of writing this post (March 2021) there were several waiting to be inaugurated. And we collect those that focus on Ancient Egypt, leaving for a future post other interesting museums in the country dedicated to other historical periods or different themes.
Egyptian Museum in Cairo
It is the great reference in the panorama of museums in Egypt and also the most important in the world to learn about the pharaonic civilization… although soon there will be another one that will dispute the throne, as we will see below. It was inaugurated in 1902 and, among its most outstanding pieces are the mummies of important pharaohs such as Ramses III or Seti I, the statues of Cheops, Kephren and Mycerinus or the Narmer’s Palette, considered the founding object of Egypt as a united kingdom under the same sovereign.
Luxor Museum and Mummification Museum
The city of Luxor, which stands on the site of one of the main capitals of the Pharaonic civilization, Ancient Thebes, provides two of the most important museums in Egypt. museums of EgyptThe Luxor and the Mummification. The first houses important sculptures of pharaohs, original sarcophagi and other pieces from the temples of Karnak and Luxor, such as sphinxes. The second, on the other hand, focuses more specifically on this important religious ritual of that civilization.
Red Sea Museums: Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada
The Red Sea is one of the country’s major tourist attractions and, although it does not have any major sites from the Pharaonic era, it does contribute two interesting sites to this list of museums. museums in Egypt. The Sharm El-Sheikh Museum features sarcophagi, statues and many other amazing pieces, such as animal mummies. The Hurghada Museum, meanwhile, not only focuses on the Pharaonic period but also has pieces from the Greco-Roman, Coptic, Islamic and modern periods, totaling more than 2,000 inventoried objects.
Kom Ombo Crocodile Museum
This museum of Kom Ombo is one of the most original and, therefore, its visit is a must on our Nile cruises. It shows the veneration that was held in this Upper Egyptian city for the god Sobek, represented with the body or attributes of a crocodile.
Egypt Museums to come
As we were saying, it is necessary to mention two great museums of Egypt museums in Egypt that are set to attract many visitors in the coming years. The most important, the Great Egyptian Museum of Giza, very close to the Pyramids. This megastructure will also house such iconic pieces as the tomb of Tutankhamun, with all his grave goods, and colossal sculptures of Ramses II.
Also very ‘promising’ is the Akhenaton Museum at Menia, which will fill a gap in Middle Egypt. In addition, it will have important pieces from the Amarna Period, becoming the great reference for this period so attractive to many visitors.
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