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PHOTO GALLERY: Tour of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo




The sarcophagi section at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt (Photo: Zeinab El-Guindy)

A statue from King Tutankhamen's collection on display after being restored by the conservation department at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt (Photo: Zeinab El-Guindy)

Tourists look at artefacts inside the Egyptian Museum halls in Cairo, Egypt (Photo: Zeinab El-Guindy)

A statue of a man from the Ptolemaic era in Egypt at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt (Photo: Zeinab El-Guindy)

An ancient Egyptian wooden box used for sandals is on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt (Photo: Zeinab El-Guindy)

Ancient Egyptian sandals on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt (Photo: Zeinab El-Guindy)

Pyramid top at the Cairo's Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt (Photo: Zeinab El-Guindy)

A colossal statue made of hard limestone of King Amenonphis III and his wife Queen Tyi from the 18th dynasty on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt (Photo: Zeinab El-Guindy)

An artifact of a boat and its crew on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt. It was retrieved from the United States (Photo: Zeinab El-Guindy)

Tourists look at artefacts inside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt (Photo: Zeinab El-Guindy)

The Egyptian Museum as seen from the near-by Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt (Photo: Zeinab El-Guindy)

An Ancient Egyptian statue on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt (Photo: Zeinab El-Guindy)

Previously, visitors were not allowed to take cameras into the museum unless they paid a fee, and mobile phone photography was not allowed.

Museum's general supervisor Khaled El-Anani pointed out that three artifacts that have recently been recovered from overseas will be on display in the museum for the first time.