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The present museum was
built in 1900, in the neo-classical style by the French architect Marcel
Dourgnon. This museum exhibits over 120, 000 objects. Some of the
important groups of these objects are:
The mummies of some Pharaohs of the 18 to 20th Dynasty found in Thebes.
The first group was found in Deir el Bahari cachette and these consist of
the mummies of Seqenenre, Ahmose I, Amenhotep I, Tuthmosis I, Tuthmosis
II, Tuthmosis III, Seti I, Ramsis II, Ramsis III. The other group was
found in the tomb of Amenhotep II, consisting of the mummies of: Amenhotep
II, Tuthmosis IV, Amenhotep III, Merenptah, Seti II, Siptah, Ramsis IV,
Ramsis V, Ramsis
VI, (& three women and a child.)
Artifacts from the tombs of kings and members of the royal families of the
Middle Kingdom found at Dahshur in 1894.
The contents of the royal tombs of Tuthmosis III, Tuthmosis IV, Amenhotep
III and Horemheb and the tomb of Yuya and Thuya.
Artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamon, consisting of more than 3500
pieces, of which 1700 objects are displayed in the museum( the rest are in
Objects from some royal and private tombs at Tanis (in the Delta) dating
from the 21st and 22nd Dynasties.
Artifacts from the Amarna Period made for Akhenaten and members of his
family and some high officials. These were found in Tell el Amarna,
Hermopolis, Thebes and Memphis between 1912 and 1933.
Collections of artifacts from the royal palaces.