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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 a few know that Egypt also has a Christian history.

Related: Things to See in Coptic Cairo Compound

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

They are priceless and incredibly well-preserved.

Coptic Museum in Cairo
This 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.

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

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

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You will never regret visiting this museum.

See all the icons, carved stones, manuscripts, frescoes, carved wood, textiles, and more.

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See this beautiful dome?

This Gospel of St. Mark’s manuscript is in Arabic.

St Mark gospel in Arabic Coptic
St. Mark’s gospel in Arabic.

Look up the walls and ceiling and you will find frescoes that still look good as it were before.

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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.
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Everything inside is interesting to the naked eye.

Wherever you are inside, Coptic arts are evident from its dome, to the ceiling and to its walls.

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The arts are incredible!

They’re colourful and magnificent!

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As you take the stairs, this is your view. Isn’t it amazing?

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).

Descriptions of the artifacts don’t really give much interesting information. It would be a great experience if you’ll be on a Coptic Cairo tour with a knowledgeable guide.

Hostel / Hotel in Cairo

Egypt is cheap. So I treated myself by staying in a hotel. Cairo Capital Plaza is not a five-star hotel, but they’re well-liked by travelers as they’re in downtown Cairo and the staff members are nice. They have free wifi and breakfast was ok good for me. It’s also accessible to the subway/metro station. The hotel also offers a shuttle service to and from the airport which makes it easy for your arrival and departure. You can book it via Booking, TripAdvisor, and Expedia. If you’re looking for a nice hostel, The Australian Hostel is highly recommended by a friend who had stayed there. You can book it via Booking or HostelWorld.

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