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Coptic Museum in Cairo has the World’s Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts

The Coptic Museum in Cairo has the world’s largest collection of coptic artifacts. I find this museum more interesting than the overcrowded Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo. But these two have one thing in common – lack of interesting descriptions.

I think when you’re visiting Cairo, you should divide your sightseeing in three ways: Pyramids, Islamic and Coptic. These three give you a whole new impression of the country. We all know about the ancient Egyptian civilization but only few know that Egypt also has a Christian history.

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The Coptic Museum houses the most interesting Coptic art I’ve ever seen.
Coptic Museum in Cairo has the World's Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Egypt).

Coptic Museum in Cairo has the World’s Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Egypt).

There are around 1200 relics that your eyes can feast on.

Coptic Museum in Cairo has the World's Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Egypt).

Coptic Museum in Cairo has the World’s Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Egypt).

They’re priceless and incredibly well-preserved.

Coptic Museum has the World's Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Cairo, Egypt).

Coptic Museum has the World’s Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Cairo, Egypt).

Coptic statues and monuments tell us the long history of ancient Egypt.

Coptic Museum in Cairo has the World's Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Cairo, Egypt).

Coptic Museum in Cairo has the World’s Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Cairo, Egypt).

But most importantly, the museum shows the country’s early Christian to early Islam influences.

Coptic Museum in Cairo has the World's Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Cairo, Egypt).

Coptic Museum in Cairo has the World’s Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Cairo, Egypt).

There are examples from the Greek, Roman, Ottoman, Byzantine, and Fatimid era.

Coptic Museum in Cairo has the World's Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Cairo, Egypt).

Coptic Museum in Cairo has the World’s Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Cairo, Egypt).

There are icons, carved stones, manuscripts, frescoes, carved wood, metals, textiles, ivories and potteries.

Coptic Museum in Cairo has the World's Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Cairo, Egypt).

Coptic Museum in Cairo has the World’s Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Cairo, Egypt).

This Gospel of St. Mark manuscript is written in Arabic.

Coptic Museum in Cairo has the World's Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Egypt).

Coptic Museum in Cairo has the World’s Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Egypt).

This fresco still looks good as it was before.

Cairo's Coptic Museum has the World's Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Egypt).

Cairo’s Coptic Museum has the World’s Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Egypt).

When inside the Coptic Museum in Cairo, don’t just concentrate on what your eyes can see around you.
Cairo's Coptic Museum has the World's Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Egypt).

Cairo’s Coptic Museum has the World’s Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Egypt).

Look up – and you’ll be rewarded with incredible and amazing coptic art on its dome and roof.

Coptic Museum in Cairo has the World's Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Egypt).

Coptic Museum in Cairo has the World’s Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Egypt).

They’re colourful and magnificent!

Coptic Museum has the World's Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Cairo, Egypt).

Coptic Museum in Cairo has the World’s Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Egypt).

Even the window panels have amazing carvings and tiny designs that will blow your mind away.

Coptic Museum has the World's Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Cairo, Egypt).

Coptic Museum has the World’s Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Cairo, Egypt).

The hallways are dramatically lit, smooth and clean.

Coptic Museum has the World's Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Egypt).

Coptic Museum has the World’s Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Egypt).

The descriptions of the artefacts don’t really give much interesting information. I think it would be a great experience if you’ll be on a Coptic Cairo tour with a knowledgeable guide.

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