I can't think why NOT to go.

I can't think why NOT to go.

I figured that was a major reason to visit.

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities is a must see for anyone visiting Cairo. The Museum, established in 1902 stands as the heart of all things related to the study of Egyptian history and art. With over 120,000 some exhibits it's the only place to see many artifacts discovered over the centuries.

 

From wall to wall and floor to ceiling visitors can't help bunt drink in the rich past of the Egyptian people. Artifacts dating back several thousands of years before the pyramids were built and up have found their way here. Taking the time to see many of the most famous pharaohs face to face such as Ramses the great or the golden death mask of the boy king Tutankhamen or walk along row after row of beautifully etched sarcophagus designed to house the immortal remains of the who's who of the ancient Egyptian world. The first floor along houses a massive collection papyrus and coins spanning centuries as a major point in the ancient world. It's not rare to witness researchers still hard at work while here. Some may see them bringing a mummy from the back and out to waiting transports or research centers to better understand who this person was, and how they lived as technology advances further and further. For those unable to actually visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities can also be toured via a virtual tour. I cannot recommend that over seeing it in person however. An hour here is well worth the entire trip itself.