Michael A. Stecker

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Egyptian Antiquities Museum in Cairo
(all photos from my 1985 trip to Egypt)
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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 storerooms).  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. 


View of some of the sarcophagi on the first floor of the museum



Gold statue of the god Horus







from King Tut's tomb



My close-up photo of the beautiful gold mask of King Tutankhamon on the second floor of
 the Egyptian Antiquities Museum in Cairo, 1985





Back of King Tut's mask


Tutankhamon sarcophagus
(click mouse twice over photo for an enlargement)