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Bean100
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:53 pm    Post subject: Need advice from people recently been to the Cairo Museum Reply with quote

Hi, i was hoping someone who has been to the Cairo museum recently to tell me how much it costs to get in.
Also, ive heard that you cannot take pictures in there, but i got told you can pay for a pass (very expensive) in order to take photo's with your own camera. Is this true?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Need advice from people recently been to the Cairo Museu Reply with quote

Bean100 wrote:
... someone who has been to the Cairo museum recently to tell me how much it costs to get in. ...

60,- Egyptian Pounds on 6 of November in 2010.

Bean100 wrote:
...Also, ive heard that you cannot take pictures in there, but i got told you can pay for a pass (very expensive) in order to take photo's with your own camera. Is this true? ...

Yes it is, like in every Museum for Ancient Art in Egypt, not allowed anymore. They check on the entrance if you have a camera with you. If so you have to give them at the entrance next to the ticket house and get it back when you come out.

Permits for foto issued only to the SCA. You must apply for them several months in advance in writing and designate exactly the pieces that you want to photograph.

Greetings, Lutz.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your help, i was just wondering who the SCA were?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Supreme Council of Antiquities (often called SCA) is the branch of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture responsible for the conservation, protection and regulation of all antiquities and archaeological excavations in Egypt. http://www.sca-egypt.org/
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there!

No you are not allowed to take pictures inside the museum.
Hope this helps

Best
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep no photos anymore.
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now, after the revolution, there is no SCA.
It is now called the Ministry of Antiques.

Luts, this is an article in Scientific American magazine.
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