Museums in Cairo
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is the richest store of remains
of ancient Egyptian art and treasures from the Pharonic
to the Graeco-Roman period with over 100,000 exhibits.
It's most famous collection are the artefacts found in
the tomb of King Tutankhamun.
The Museum has a rare collection of ancient Christian
relics and antiquities including remains of architectural works, textiles, icons and old manuscripts,
reflecting the history of Coptic civilisation.
Museum of Islamic Art
The museum was founded in 1880 and since 1903 it houses,
in the meantime, a magnificent unique collection of 80,000
rare ancient relics from the dawn of Islam until the end
of the Ottoman period. Further, it is lodging the national
library with valuable books on Islamic civilisation and
a collection of rare manuscripts of the Koran.