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The Coptic Museum

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Address: No 4 Fakhry Abd el Nour street | Abbassia, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Phone Number:
3639742 - 3628766
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Housing some of the finest collections of Coptic art dating back to Egypt’s...

Housing some of the finest collections of Coptic art dating back to Egypt’s Christian era, this museum includes collections of ancient ankhs and Horus-like falcons, stone carvings from the era of the Mamluks, a 6th-century Coptic stone pulpit and the 1,600-year-old Coptic book of the Psalms of David.

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Spot on Coptic history of Egypt

I get very interesting information about how Egypt was in this Era, after finishing you can visit the rest of the churches there and the Jewish Ben Ezra Synagogue

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I get very interesting information about how Egypt was in this Era, after finishing you can visit the rest of the churches there and the Jewish Ben Ezra Synagogue

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Thank Mohamed R
Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was surely worth a couple of hours looking over all the historical items and in a very interesting area of Cairo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area of Cairo is truly amazing! I spent about 6 hours walking around the area by myself and I could have stayed longer but if you didn't want to spend a full day - I'm sure 3 hours would suffice. I highly recommend a tour guide to accompany you however because it is so rich with history. The area... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum building is very aesthetically constructed and pleasing to the eyes. Its location is Coptic Christian Cairo Center, an area which is full of Coptic Churches and graveyards like the famous hanging Church and the Church of St Barbra. Do not miss the walls of the Roman Babylon Fort well within the Museum compound. The Museum is well-organized and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Went with a friend who was visiting Egypt for the first time and she really enjoyed it! The Museum was renovated recently and is very well maintained, the ceiling are just so beautiful!! With beautiful displays of so much history, telling the stories of Christianity in Egypt, and wheelchair accessibility and great circulation makes it easy to go through and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

i think since i saw the pyramids at Giza and Luxor, it fades in the magnanimous nature of the egyptian civilization, somehow, it did not give me an impression, probably i am overwhelmed by the egyptian civilization by far, but it will be a good visit for devout christians to know their very first roots! I advise new visitors after... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I wouldn't go out of my way to go to the museum. Since I was visiting Coptic Cairo, I thought I might as well go. It's very hot in the building. The museum is next to the subway stop which is awesome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

It's situated next to the metro line and offers a really good insight into the Coptic Church. Some fantastically old artefacts,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I like the Coptic Museum as much for the peaceful courtyard outside and the remains of the Roman fort as for the museum itself. We visited on a Tuesday morning in early November and we were the only visitors for most of our hour long visit, though we did see a couple as we were leaving. The museum is calm... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Disappointing collection of Coptic relics. A few paintings worth the $10 admission but otherwise I'd pass on it. They charge you an additional $5 to take pictures inside. More interesting is the church of St George and the underground Chapel that is next to it. The Hanging Church is on the other side. Convenient to downtown by metro if you... More 

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