The Cairo Museum is probably the highlight of most tourists, next to the Great Pyramids. I’m not sure what happened. Perhaps we spent too much time at the Hanging Church? Got caught in too much Cairo traffic? We only gave ourselves about an hour at the museum, and so we were rushed.
Fortunately, tourists can buy a “photo pass” for 50 LE (about $5) so we could take pictures of the museum, except for King Tut and the Mummies.
Here’s what I captured in the short time we were there, starting with the entrance. Then we veered right to see the Egyptian artifacts.
Here is King Tut’s throne, with his original name on the side
We left the museum at 3:00, and our flight was at 4:30 pm. In any other city, that would be sufficient time to get to the airport, but it took almost an hour and fifteen minutes to get there. We had 10 minutes until departure, and fortunately for us, our city coordinator Abdul pre-printed our boarding pass, and was able to have the boarding gate delay closure. I am not sure what happened, but we managed to make it onto the plane (15 minutes past departure time).
Next destination: Luxor!