Egyptian Museum

Jul 1st, 2005, 05:05 AM
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Egyptian Museum

Does anyone know if there is an audio tour at the Egyptian Museum?
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Jul 1st, 2005, 05:06 AM
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Sorry for the double post. Sometimes my computer doesn't show my posts.
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Jul 10th, 2005, 12:46 AM
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Sorry, I can't remember - it wasn't a thing I had learned to love the time I was there.

Amazing place. Try and go twice!
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Jul 10th, 2005, 03:38 PM
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Anitas: I'm not sure if there is an audio tour for the museum. We had a private guide take us through and I highly recommend having a guide. There is so so much to see there and a guide really helps to filter all the info. Our guide was Amr Salem and his email is [email protected]. He was actually our guide for Cairo and Alexandria...though he is qualified to be a guide for the entire country if you're looking to hire a guide for the rest of your trip. Happy travels!
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Jul 10th, 2005, 09:28 PM
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I didn't see anyone using an audio tour when I was there. There is just too much in the museum for that. But here is their webs site. You could e-mail and ask them.
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Jul 11th, 2005, 04:03 AM
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Thanks for info. We have a private tour of the museum already lined up. But it's only 1.5 hours. We wanted to go back on our own one day. We have done audio tours in the past in other places we have traveled. I think what we we will do is contract with our private guide to at least several more hours. Doesn't sound like a place you can easy do on your own.
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Jul 11th, 2005, 07:00 AM
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I think you could do it on your own but there's not a lot of information on the labels. It's still an old fashioned museum with the glass cases and minimal description. I think I've read that they are building a new building out by the pyramids. But if you don't mind paying for extra time for a guide, I'd take that route.
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Jul 17th, 2005, 09:45 PM
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I'm positive they don't have an official audio guide. While the museum contains most of the artifacts from the tombs (you realize you won't see King Tut in there right now, right? it's on tour, currently in LA) it is woefully and poorly organized and without good floor maps and even labeling on all the precious items. I saw many a tourist leaning on a sculpture while the security guards on duty read the Quran.
So I agree with travelgirl_67, get a guide if you can. I didn't know I could until the day after i visited the museum.
Jul 18th, 2005, 03:04 PM
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No audio guide in the museum
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Jul 18th, 2005, 04:10 PM
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With regards to Tut. Actually I just saw the exhibit in Los Angeles this past weekend, AMAZING! Better then the last one (1970's)... if anyone wants to get pumped for their Egypt trip and has an opportunity, I highly recommend it.
One of the interesting things to keep in mind are which objects currently are NOT on tour. Some of the largest most impressive things are still in Cairo, among them the sarcophagus (all of them) the actual Mummy (which is, if I am not mistaken still in the tomb in the Valley of the Kings), and the signature piece from the collection which is that solid gold final funeral mask that is the "logo' for seeing Tut. There are a lot of ojects not included in the travelling show. That being said, it's really well put together, the audio tour by Omar Sharif and the video of Howard Carter and maps are worth the HIGH price of admission IMHO.
It's a wonderful mini-history of the Tut period of Egyptian history and it has an amazing gigantic bust of Anhkenaten (sp?) perhaps King Tut's father.. that is really cool.
But owing to all of the things that are not- in the exhibit, it's still a fine time to see the rest of the objects while in Egypt. Happy travels.
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Jul 18th, 2005, 04:13 PM
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Rather let me add, so I presume, not having actually yet visited Cairo and despite their being no audio tour!
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