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Coptic Museum

Coptic MuseumThe Coptic Museum is located in the heart of Coptic Cairo. It is a museum with the largest collection of Egyptian Christian artifacts in the world. The museum traces the history of Christianity in Egypt from its beginnings to the present day. The Coptic museum houses the world's most important examples of Coptic art.
In 1908, after receiving approval and a number of silver antiquities from Patriarch Cyril V and raising funds by public subscription, Marcus Simaika Pasha built the Coptic Museum and inaugurated it on March 14, 1910. The Coptic community was generous in their support of the museum, donating many vestments, frescoes, and icons. In 1931 the Coptic Museum became a state museum, under the jurisdiction of the Department of Antiquities, and in 1939 the collection of Christian antiquities in the Egyptian Museum was moved there. These were housed in the New Wing, completed in 1944. Because of damage, the Old Wing was closed in 1966, and the entire museum was renovated between 1983 and 1984. The foundations of the museum were strengthened and reinforced between 1986 and 1988, which helped the museum survive the 1992 earthquake. Further renovations took place 2005-06.

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6 Madfaiaa Buildings, Beside City Stars

Nasr City - Cairo - Egypt

Tel: +20 2 2690 8570 / 71 - 2418 3641

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