Our story

The museum was established through the efforts of Marcus Simaika Pasha, who was vested in the preservation of Coptic heritage
Our story

The Coptic Museum

The Coptic Museum houses the largest collection of Coptic artifacts in the world and was inaugurated in 1910. The museum was established through the efforts of Marcus Simaika Pasha, a prominent Coptic figure who was vested in the preservation of Coptic heritage. Simaika Pasha bought and collected Coptic antiquities and various architectural elements from older churches that were undergoing renovation, and used them to built the museum and establish its collection.

Museum Galleries

Master Pieces Master Pieces
It contains a piece of tapestry known as the Piper and a mural from the Monastery of St. Jeremiah and frieze representing a cross in the middle.
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Manuscripts Manuscripts
The two halls (15,16) are unique in displaying some manuscripts and documents. The manuscripts are written entirely in hand, in several languages, such as Coptic, Greek, Arabic, and Ethiopian.
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Sculptures from Ahnas Sculptures from Ahnas
They are architectural parts, such as niches, friezes, lintels and columns, most of which came from the Ahnasia region.
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Textiles Textiles
The halls No. (14, 13) contain a large group of Coptic Textile, which is considered the most important distinctive product of Coptic art.
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Metal artifacts Metal artifacts
Halls 22 and 23 contained a large number of metal artifacts.
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Icons Icons
The halls 20, 21 & 22 of the old wing contained an impressive collection of icons, mostly collected from the churches of Old Cairo
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The Coptic Museum

The Coptic Museum

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