Cairo Museum

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Cairo Museum

Cairo Museum or the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, also known as the Egyptian Museum, is an Archaeological museum located in Cairo, Egypt. The foundation stone of the museum was laid in 1897 AD, and then it was opened in 1902 during the reign of Khedive Abbas II Helmy Bey. The museum is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities that considered the largest in the world.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Cairo Governorate

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 19th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Egyptian Museum in Cairo

Date of Submission: 2021

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