The Egyptian Museum: Cairo, Egypt

The Egyptian Museum in bustling Cairo, is a feast for one’s eyes and intellect, as it houses over 120,000 artifacts from Egypt’s illustrious past.

An important consideration to be made while here is how exactly to spend your time, as it is estimated that spending one minute at each item in the museum would take approximately nine months. Possibly the biggest draw in the museum is the veritable treasure trove of artifacts discovered by Howard Carter in 1923 during his excavation of the tomb of King Tutankhamen, a nearly legendary name, and a nearly legendary find. Exquisite jewelry, mammoth statuary and intricately-carved sarcophagi are among the numerous treasures to be seen here. An exquisite collection.