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Egyptian Museum in Cairo (Egypt)

Address: Mariette Pasha Downtown, 11557 Midan Tahrir (Tahrir Sq)
Web: http://www.egyptianmuseum.gov.eg
Part of the world: Africa
Country: Egypt (see more Museum in Egypt)
City: Cairo (see more Museum in Cairo)
Type of place: Sights
Category: Museum (see more Museum near Egyptian Museum)
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The Egyptian Museum or Museum of Egyptian Antiquities is located in Cairo (Egypt), and holds the greatest collection of objects from the era of Ancient Egypt. It has over 120,000 objects classified from different periods of Egyptian history: Tinita, Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom, Third Intermediate Period, Late Hellenistic and Roman protruding from other museums not only the quantity but also the importance of many of them. Located in the center of Cairo, in Tahrir Square. It was designed in 1900 by French architect Marcel Dourgnon in neoclassical style. In 1835 was created the Department of Antiquities of Egypt to protect the treasures and monuments of the country of greed and plunder local and foreign. This led for the first time, the Egyptian government meet a collection of Egyptian Art, which was stored initially in a small park building Esbekiah of Cairo, and later was transferred to the Citadel of Saladin. In 1858 Auguste Mariette (then director of the Antiquities Authority) opened a new museum in the district of Bulaq, on the banks of the Nile, but was disabled during a great flood, the government decided to build a large museum, and even then the collection was stored in the palace of Ismail Pasha, Guiza.
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