Main facade of the Egyptian Museum Cairo - this museum is located beside the Tahrir Square

Main facade of the Egyptian Museum Cairo - this museum is located beside the Tahrir Square

The current Museum of Egyptian Antiquities was established in 1902 and it displays over 120,000 items

The current Museum of Egyptian Antiquities was established in 1902 and it displays over 120,000 items

This plaque commemorates the museum's 111th anniversary which took place on 1st of November 2013

This plaque commemorates the museum's 111th anniversary which took place on 1st of November 2013

A top section of an obelisk

A top section of an obelisk

Photographs inside the museum were not permitted (very strict rules) - I was happy enough to phtograph the displays in the garden

Photographs inside the museum were not permitted (very strict rules) - I was happy enough to phtograph the displays in the garden

The tomb of Auguste Mariette in the courtyard of the museum -  he was a French scholar, archaeologist and Egyptologist, and founder of the Egyptian Department of Antiquities

The tomb of Auguste Mariette in the courtyard of the museum - he was a French scholar, archaeologist and Egyptologist, and founder of the Egyptian Department of Antiquities

Statue of Auguste Mariette with the folded arm - he died in Cairo on January 19, 1881

Statue of Auguste Mariette with the folded arm - he died in Cairo on January 19, 1881

The garden at the front of the main building is a respite from the busy Tahrir Square

The garden at the front of the main building is a respite from the busy Tahrir Square

The Statute in the garden of Egyptian Museum with a burnt building in the background

The Statute in the garden of Egyptian Museum with a burnt building in the background

A closer look at the burnt out multo story building

A closer look at the burnt out multo story building

Items on display inside the garden of the Egyptian Cairo Museum

Items on display inside the garden of the Egyptian Cairo Museum

A small part of a broken obelisk on display in the front garden of the Egyptian Museum

A small part of a broken obelisk on display in the front garden of the Egyptian Museum

A stone carving depicting the heads of five slaves of Ramesses II in the garden of the museum

A stone carving depicting the heads of five slaves of Ramesses II in the garden of the museum

Sphinx in front of the museum - there were no labels so it was hard to figure out the names of all the items on display

Sphinx in front of the museum - there were no labels so it was hard to figure out the names of all the items on display

Pink granite sphinx in the front of the Cairo Museum

Pink granite sphinx in the front of the Cairo Museum

This items resembles to a mummy statue

This items resembles to a mummy statue

Flowers and flags in front of the main building of the museum

Flowers and flags in front of the main building of the museum

A twin statue at the front of the main building

A twin statue at the front of the main building

This area is surrounded by tall blocks of the buildings and just beyond these buildings flows the River Nile

This area is surrounded by tall blocks of the buildings and just beyond these buildings flows the River Nile

Displays inside the garden of the  Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

Displays inside the garden of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

A restaurant is located to the left side of the garden

A restaurant is located to the left side of the garden

This museum seems to be very popular with the kids from the school - I saw several groups of them in and around the museum

This museum seems to be very popular with the kids from the school - I saw several groups of them in and around the museum