It contains more than 150 thousand Pharaonic artifacts

The Egyptian Museum is the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East and has the largest collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities in the world.  The museum displays an extensive collection from the pre-dynastic period to the Greek and Roman periods.

Among the museum’s unparalleled collections you can see the funerary collection of Liuya and Thuya, Psusennes I, the treasures of Tanis, and the Narmer Stela which commemorates the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under one king, and is among the priceless artifacts in the museum.  The museum also houses impressive statues of the great kings, Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, the builders of the pyramids on the Giza plateau.