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Islamic Art Museum, Cairo

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Too often overlooked by visitors to Cairo, the Museum of Islamic Arts is one of the finest museums in the city.

The museum's extensive collection of over 10,000 pieces includes mainly Egyptian art, but there are pieces from elsewhere in the Islamic world as well.

Arranged according to medium, the exhibits illustrate every era of development, from Ummayad to Abbasid, Fatimid, Ayyubid, and Mamluk works.

The artworks include woodwork, stucco, intarsia, ceramics, glass, metalwork, textiles, and carpets.

Quick Facts on Islamic Art Museum

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Names:Islamic Art Museum; Islamic Art Museum, Cairo; Museum of Islamic Art
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Location:Cairo, Egypt
Coordinates:30.044365° N, 31.252434° E  (view on Google Maps)
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Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

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Title:Islamic Art Museum, Cairo
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:07/06/2009
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