The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is certainly one you should not miss, for it is a treasure trove of relics tracing all the way back to when European archaeology began. The highlight is of course, Tutankhamen’s Tomb. Venture into Old Cairo’s Abdeen district, where the Abdeen Palace that once housed the president of Egypt, now homes priceless artefacts and paintings of the later history. The Manial Palace Museum in south Cairo is a delightful mix of European and Ottoman craft styles. The Coptic Museum and Museum of Islamic Art are some of the other city favourites.
While Luxor Museum may not boast as vast a collection, it more than makes up for it in intrigue and overall experience. When in Luxor, you could also stop at the Mummification Museum and learn all about the ancient embalming process. For ones who love exploring history, you’ll be spoilt for choice of places to visit in Egypt.