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The Royal Jewelry Museum

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The Royal Jewelry Museum

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The Royal Jewelry Museum is a two-story home that belonged to Princess Fatma Al-Zahraa, an Egyptian Royal family member, and was decorated to her liking in 1920. With burgundy plush, deep carpets, and carved, gilded ceilings, an entryway is a magnificent event. A small flight of marble steps leads to the first level from here.

The walls are adorned with portraits of all the royal descendants of the Mohamed Ali Dynasty (along with a brief description). Except for her obviously outstanding sense of home decorating, little is known about Princess Fatma’s life and background.

The rooms on both floors are crammed with exhibit boxes showing every conceivable object of prestige, elegance, and wealth. The royal crowns and tiaras are the most essential pieces in the collection. The platinum tiara and matching earrings stand out from the rest of the ensemble. The tiara belonged to King Fouad’s wife and was studded with 2,159 first-grade diamonds and valuable white pearls.

King Farouq’s personal toilet set is also not to be missed. Huge crystal bottles with hefty gold lids and the royal coat of arms delicately perched on a gold tray make up the set.

The interior decorating, rather than being dazzled by the sheer number and expertise of craftsmanship of the jewelry discovered in the home, is more remarkable. Unlike the majority of the royal family’s private houses in Egypt, which are often dominated by Islamic tastes in design and décor, this villa is entirely influenced by European aesthetics.

Every room’s ceiling was hand-painted by Egyptian, Italian, and French artisans. Some of the second-floor ceilings feature scenes from Greek mythology, but the majority depict scenes from classic French and Italian love stories, painted in vibrant colors. The villa’s walls are either paneled in oak or chestnut wood or painted with massive scenes from French medieval stories.

On all floors, the bathrooms are genuine pieces of beauty. The halls and toilets are all lined with tiny white porcelain pieces from Sevres, a renowned French porcelain company. Swimming nymphs, pictures from the well-known Fables of La Fontaine, and fairytales are hand-painted on white backgrounds with brilliant colors on the walls of the two big bathrooms.

The stained glass panels in the main hall of the first floor, the stairway, and the first-floor bathroom, however, are the villa’s centerpiece. These masterpieces, which tell the story of great European love stories, were commissioned by prominent French artists of the time. Unfortunately, the property had been stripped of its previous owner’s possessions and furniture. It would have been fascinating to see how the Princess would have decorated such a home. The garden is not large, but it is well-kept. At a reasonable price, the tiny well-stocked souvenir shop sells cards, books on various times of Egyptian history, and brilliantly colored gift items.

The Royal Jewelry Museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except Fridays, when it is open from 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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My boyfriend and I, and our dearest mutual friend, booked the 7Days-6Nights tour. In short time, we visited Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor sailing down the down the Nile, pit stopping to see key sites at these location – and so much more!!! We got to know the ancient and modern egypt in depth thanks to Hani’s impressive knowledge. He also enlightened us on the people and their beliefs and went as far as showing us what a typical life looks like. I cannot express the level of personalized service Hani offered us. He was flexible to adapt to our requirements and added sites to our schedule that was not part of the tour simply to ensure we were 100% satisfied with our experience in Egypt.

I went to Egypt practically blind-folded, not knowing what to expect, especially considering the time we had decided to go (December 2020 – we were the first group that Hani met with after months of having to put his tour agency on hold considering the pandemic) yet he managed to surpass all of our expectations. I felt so incredibly lucky for us to have stumbled on Hani. I would recommend Egypt Fun Tours to anyone and everyone. It was truly, HANDS DOWN, the best cultural experience I’ve ever had. You’ll be in the best of hands.

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Nille cruise,Luxor and Aswan where amazing sites to see, specially when you have with you the best tour guide in Egypt .Hamada was absolutely fantastic, lots of information and some of them not spoken by others. This guy was not only a simple tour guide for us, he became a good friend also. Was a one in lifetime experience. Highly recommend Fun Tours. Really a great experience.

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Hamada was incredible! So knowledgeable and kind. He had information about every item, street corner, and relic we looked at. Any questions we had, he had answers! He even made sure to give us tips while walking through the crowds so that’s we would feel more comfortable when being approached by vendors. Oh and the food?! He took us to the best places! Delicious food!! We tried Egyptian fried chicken, falafel for the first time, the best shawarma in the city (we love food). We even got to meet his beautiful wife and children and try some “French” Egyptian coffee in their home! Truly made friends for life!! We’ve promised to host him and the family when they travel to America for the first time! Such an incredible experience, and Hamada (and family) made it that much more memorable and amazing!

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Excellent trip to historic sites with no one else around. We came to see Egypt while most places still had COVID19 fears. The staff at Egypt Fun Tours were professional, safe, and great to deal with. Very helpful, knowledgeable, and entertaining. I feel like I just got a a year of Egyptology in the last week and we had all the sites to ourselves due to COVID19. While people are shutting down and staying home you should feel safe to come explore with Egypt Fun Tours and have the place to yourself.
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Trip of a lifetime!! COVID SAFE!! Knowledgeable guide who loves to share the magic of Egypt with tourists. Friendly and accomodating. This company goes to the extreme to make clients feel welcome and help you. Family company who takes good care of their support staff. Must book the 7 night trip which gives you a great feel for all of the history in upper and lower Egypt. The guide is an expert photographer and historian. He knows so much about each site and the culture. You MUST take this guide to teach you all about Egypt!

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