Visiting the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

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The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization is an extraordinary cultural institution that showcases the rich history and heritage of Egypt. Located in Cairo, it serves as a comprehensive repository of artifacts, artworks, and archaeological findings that document the evolution of Egyptian civilization from prehistoric times to the present day. The museum opened in the Spring of 2021. 

Coffin of Sennedjem in a glass display at the museum

The museum provides visitors with a captivating journey through Egypt's ancient past, highlighting key periods such as the Pharaonic erathe Greco-Roman period, and the Islamic period. Its exhibitions feature a diverse range of objects, including statues, sarcophagi, pottery, jewelry, and religious artifacts, offering insight into various aspects of Egyptian life, culture, and belief systems.

Islamic textile from the museum's Islamic era display
eppagleia in the museums display with an open bible

One of the museum's most renowned attractions is its collection of mummies and funerary objects, providing a fascinating glimpse into ancient Egyptian burial practices and beliefs about the afterlife. The Royal Mummies Gallery contains seventeen Kings and three Queens of Egypt. They do not allow cameras in this part of the museum but it was an incredible display of notable Egyptian mummies.  

Display of protective Egyptian deities
Ushapti's and other funerary objects on display

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