Egyptian MuseumThere are over 100 000 items in the museum (according to the Lonely Planet). This means it would take nine months to see everything if you spent a minute on each exhibit.
We had only a couple of hours. Here is a very small sampling of what we saw.
The most popular rooms are the galleries containing
treasures from King Tutankhamun's tomb .
Tutankhamun was the "boy king" of the 18th dynasty (1336-1327 BCE).
He became king aged about nine years old and died before he was 20.
His treasures were found not in the pyramids as is commonly assumed but in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor.