Cairo Top Attractions
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The National museum of Antiquities, The Egyptian museum, and Cairo museum are all names for the same museum located in central Cairo in Tahrir square (Independence square) , and houses the magnificent collection of king Tutankhamen. The Egyptian museum was founded by Marriet pasha- a French man who was in love with ancient Egypt, is considered Father of Egyptology, his idea was collecting the pieces from ancient Egypt in one place, so one can see it easily, his museum was first in Bulak in the middle of the 19th century, then was moved into that Palace lies as a background to current down town (Abdeen palace).
In 1901 the current museum was opened announcing to be the very first museum built for this function in our world. It was opened by the good students and loyal crew of Marriet pasha, as the last died before seeing his dream coming true.
The national museum of antiquities in Cairo accommodates more that a hundred thousand pieces from the various eras of the Egyptian history, they are placed in its two stories in historical order, the most famous among them is the collection of king Tutankhamen from the 18th dynasty, the story of this boy king tells that he was not that strong or affective king, however he is famous due to the discovery of his tomb intact in the valley of the kings in 1922 by lord Howard Carter the English excavator.