Cairo museum

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is one of Egypt's most popular tourist attractions. Millions of artefacts, both masterpieces and everyday items, are housed in its vast buildings.

The Cairo Museum is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities, including the most celebrated pieces in the world. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display and the remainder in storerooms. Built-in 1901 by the Italian construction company, Garozzo-Zaffarani, to a design by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon, this building of Islamic Egyptian style represents one of the largest museums in the region. Open since 1920, it provides access to over 120,000 fragments that represent 3,500 years of history from the Prehistory to the Pharaonic periods