"By 2200 BC, after five..." Egyptian Museum of Antiquities Tip by AndreasK

Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Cairo: 208 reviews and 327 photos


By 2200 BC, after five centuries of prosperity and political stability, the Old Kingdom was in trouble as the priestly caste gained power and autonomy. But Egypt rose again to glory after 2040 BC and again in the New Kingdom of Akhenaten, <b>Tutankhamun</b>, and Ramses II. The picture shows the Golden Mask of Tutenkhamen found in the young kings undisturbed tomb in the Valley of the Kings. The mask is displayed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Address: Meret Basha, Qasr an Nile, Cairo Governorate 11516
Directions: At Nile Corniche. Tahrir Square
Phone: &#43;20 2 33777263
Website: http://www.sca-egypt.org/eng/MUS_Egyptian_Museum.htm

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  • Written Sep 7, 2002
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