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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, also known as the Egyptian Museum, is a museum located in Cairo, Egypt. It is home to a vast collection of artifacts from ancient Egypt, including mummies, jewelry, tomb artifacts, and art.

The museum was founded in 1858 by the French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette, who aimed to collect and display the country's cultural heritage. Over the years, the museum's collection has grown to over 120,000 items, with only a small portion of the collection on display due to space constraints.

One of the museum's most famous exhibits is the Tutankhamun collection, which includes the boy king's golden mask and his funerary treasures. Other notable artifacts in the museum's collection include the Narmer Palette, the statue of Khafre, and the Rosetta Stone.

In recent years, the museum has undergone renovations and expansions, with the construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum nearby. The museum continues to be a popular destination for tourists and scholars alike, showcasing the rich history and culture of ancient Egypt.