If you want a trip down memory lane, look no further than the Egypt Museum in Cairo, the nation’s capital city. The facade is a weird pinkish monument building, where the glittering treasures of Tutankhamun and other great pharaohs lie. This comes alongside the graves of mummies, jewelry, bowls and toys presumably owned by the pharaohs’ family.
Walking around the museum is like taking a time travel back in time. With all the artifacts and collectibles on display, the museum is really an adventure to behold. Because of recent unearthings of more treasures from Tutankhamun’s tomb, the collection grew to more than 100,000 items and to think the entire museum only has 15,000 square meters of usable space. Add to that the fact that more and more artifacts are still being discovered to this day, the place really is not sufficient to house the massive collection.
To make up for this, some of the artifacts are being moved to other nearby museums like The Grand Egyptian Museum, to avoid over-crowding. Each room holds treasures hard to imagine ever existed. Before 1996, security at the museum was not too tight, consisting of a couple of guards making their rounds at night. That year, a group of thieves stole an unaccounted amount of these treasures, and since then a tighter security has been put in place, including alarms, sensors, and guard dogs.
Making your rounds in these rooms will certainly bring a new appreciation of the vast wealth and power the ancient Egyptian rulers must have wielded back then. This should give you a clear picture of how much wealth they have amassed during their lifetime.