Museum of Islamic Art

Said to contain the rarest and most valuable collection of Islamic art treasures in the world the Museum of Islamic Art is one of Cairo’s finest museums. Moved from the Al-Hakim complex in 1903 the more than 75,000 exhibits date from all periods of Islamic history. As with many museums the exhibits are laid out chronologically from the earliest Ommayed times through Abbassid, Ayubbic, Fatimid, Mameluke and Ottoman eras. The eclectic collection of exhibits ranges from papyrus to coinage, glassware, fine art and the famous oil lamps from the Sultan Hathor Mosque.

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