After your Nile Cruise if you add a few days up in Cairo to see The Pyramids, as so many people do, then more than likely you will spend a couple of fascinating hours in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum just off the famous “Tahir Square“, scene of the heaviest protests during both revolutions.
Barbara and I have visited the museum on a number of occasions.
The famous pink building is to be renovated to “return the museum to it’s original status” according to it’s director Mahmoud Halwagy.
It was originally built and I would suggest it is probably one of the most visited museums in the world due to the nature of it’s exhibits. Today it is still a honeypot for tourists visiting the City however it’s interior has seen better days and the whole museum needs to move into the 21st century.
I’m not sure the extent of the improvements but when you think of the unique nature of the content that they have to work with then you can imagine that with the right brains behind it the renovation could make it one of the most interesting attraction in the modern world.
You can read more on the Guardian’s website here: