The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities – Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, in Cairo, Egypt
The Egyptian museum is one of the world’s largest collections of antiquities. It is located in the city of Cairo Egypt. It has more than 120,000egyptian ancient monuments on its display for the visitors. In April 2015 it has been opened for the public but under a tough security checking.
It has the biggest collection of artifacts that date back to the pharaoh period. It was built in the year 1835 somewhere else but moved to its present location in 1902. It has been moving from one place to another facing destruction.
In the year 2011 Egypt faced a great revolution in which the museum was destroyed. Mummies and the monuments were destroyed and robbed. Some broke down which included a statue of a king. Among the entire lost items only 25 have been found till now.
It is divided into different floors in which the first floor is loaded with the items that date back to the last dynasty of the kingdom. It also contains discoveries from the Valley of the Kings and other archeological sites. It has separate rooms for the mummies of the kings and other royals including a child mummy. There is the mask of the king made up of pure gold and has a weight of 11 kg.
The Egyptian museum is a greta representation of history of the country as well as a treasure from the early Egyptians. It shows the way of living and the life necessities of the ancient people. The museum of Egypt is now a large tourist attraction in the country and receives thousands of visitors from far away corners of the globe.