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Isis 2 Papyrus Museum

Hilton Road El Karnak Luxor, Luxor, Egypt
+20 95 2361436
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Ruined our resolution not to buy

We'd sworn we wouldn't buy any souvenirs or art on this trip. This "museum" was on the itinerary... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
Mark E
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Binghamton, New York
Tourist Trap

They call it a museum or an institute, but come on people!! It's a tourist trap!! Your guide and... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
avalon2020
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Cairo, Egypt
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“for sale” (2 reviews)
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Hilton Road El Karnak Luxor, Luxor, Egypt
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+20 95 2361436
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We'd sworn we wouldn't buy any souvenirs or art on this trip. This "museum" was on the itinerary. The little demonstration was interesting, but, who's kidding whom, it's a commercial establishment. But, that aside, it's high quality real papyrus and though some of the pieces...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

They call it a museum or an institute, but come on people!! It's a tourist trap!! Your guide and driver bring you here because they get compensated. But, if you want some glittery or glow-in-the-dark papyrus, this is your place!

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Visited this place and saw how the ancient Egyptians prepared papyrus and were the first ones to invent paper and the art of hieroglyphic script that was truly fascinating and got our names written in that script !! Dr. Javed Rasheed

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Papyrus shops abound in Egypt. Our tour guide took us to this shop in Luxor where we had a 10 minute demonstration of how papyrus was made. While we stood around the table, we saw what a papyrus plant looked like, how the stem was...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

I spent a lot of money here. The art was soo worth it. The caftmanship was evident compared to what is sold on the street and at the other site. Money well spent. Bargain however do not accept the listed price displayed.

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Reviewed 20 June 2015

From the outside you wouldn't think twice about going in but once in inside it's another world. The museum presents very well and the introduction as to how the prints are made was great. There is a large number of prints to chose and we...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2015

A very interesting experience. Allow time, if you can, to get a hand written, personalised Cartouche in hieroglyphics.

Thank Scott L
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Reviewed 2 March 2015 via mobile

Beautiful art, some of which glow in the dark. We overpaid for the same thing in Cairo, but because Luxor is suffering, you can get a great deal here. I paid 100p for two 30X30ish glow in the dark art. But you really have to...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Part of atrip last port of call after the sights and smells of Luxor. Fascinating insight as to how papyrus is made.Nothing like I expected. Admittedly, just a shopping trip but buy something and they'll put your name on in hieroglyphics.

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