Coptic Museum

Coptic Museum information

Cairo , Egypt
Sharia Mar Girgis
+20 2363 9742
adult/student E£50/25, audio guide E£10
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This museum, founded in 1908, houses Coptic art from the earliest days of Christianity in Egypt up through early Islam. It is a beautiful place, as much for the elaborate woodcarving in all the galleries as for the treasures they contain. These include a sculpture that shows obvious continuity from the Ptolemaic period, rich textiles and whole walls of monastery frescoes. Allow at least a couple of hours to explore the 1200 or so pieces on display.