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The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization is a magical modern museum that offers every traveler from all over the world the journey of a lifetime across the diverse history of Egypt from pre-historical times to our current days. The NMEC will shed some light on the legendary artifacts and monuments of the ancient Egyptian civilization that dates back to more than 4500 BC.
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization day tour in Cairo starts with a morning pick up from your hotel. As we do pick ups from all hotels in Cairo you do not need to worry about transfers. Our expert English speaking guide will meet you right in front of your hotel and a transfer by a modern a/c vehicle will make your journey comfortable and stress free.
The museum is situated in the heat of Old Cairo, known as Fustat - the 1st capital of Egypt. Right at the bottom of the Citadel the museum is situated in a picturesque surroundings with a unique view over the lake, which appears in a particular time of the year, due to it the area was called in the past Eien Sira.
Our half day tour to the museum includes visit of the following expositions in the museum:
- The main hall will lead you through the times from prehistoric are to Pharaohs, Greco-Roman and Coptic epoch, ending up with Islamic state and Modern Egyptian culture and traditions.
- Exclusive archeological dye-house that dates back to at least 1st century of the Fatimid period (969-1171 A.D.)
The site was 1st discovered in 1932 and the rediscovered between 2003-2004 during the preliminary excavations that preceded the museum construction. This dye house, excavated in NMEC premises is unique as it is the only well-preserved evidence of ancient dye houses ever existed in Cairo.
- And the highlight of the day - Royal Mummies Hall tour. Discover the Royal mummies of more that 20 kings and queens of Egypt which had been transferred from the Egyptian Museum to the NMEC during the Pharaohs' Golden Parade hold on April 3rd 2021.