"Visit the Imhotep Museum." Imhotep Museum Tip by K.Knight

Imhotep Museum, Cairo: 2 reviews and 2 photos

  The coffin of Imhotep
by K.Knight

Located in Saqqara, approx 30km?s south of Cairo, the Imhotep museum was opened in 2006 by the famous Zahi Hawass. Dedicated to the architect of the step pyramid, this modern museum is air-conditioned and has plenty of statues, antiquities and information on the daily life of the Egyptians over 5,000 years ago.

The coffin in this picture is dated to approx 360 B.C. and made from wood. Although no mummy was found inside the coffin, there is an inscription on the lid that advises the ?owner? to be Imhotep himself.

Address: South of Cairo
Directions: At Pyramid of Djoser
Website: http://www.touregypt.net

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 24, 2009
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