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#egyptian history

In Cairo, the popular Tahrir Square is a symbol of the 25 January Revolution of 2011, but it is also a location that marks the presence of the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East: the Egyptian Museum in Cairo (EMC). With over 170,000 artifacts, the museum is home to the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world, from the Predynastic Period to the Graeco-Roman era and beyond. Inaugurated in November 1902 by Khedive Abbas Helmi II, this timeless…