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Address: 98 Haram St. El Haram, Giza, Egypt
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I am a reader, but in all the books I read, I never knew how paper was made from papyrus. At this shop, they demonstrate how the papyrus is peeled and pressed together (I won't... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Plainfield, Indiana
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The Woodlands, United States
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They show you how the Papyrus is made and go through a short history and then you're free to roam and purchase any of the pieces. They will barter with you and continue to try and get you to buy more but a few firm no's and they will stop.

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Thank David V
Plainfield, Indiana
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am a reader, but in all the books I read, I never knew how paper was made from papyrus. At this shop, they demonstrate how the papyrus is peeled and pressed together (I won't tell you details). Fascinating. And they served each of us a glass of hibiscus tea. I did not purchase anything, but they will add custom... More 

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Thank Reva R
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50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of a number of "museums" trying to strong arm tourists into buying unnecessary junk. After the 30 second demonstration of how the stuff is made (essentially leave it in water then press) you will be granted the "opportunity" to acquire a treasure. If you feel compelled to buy start at 25% of the initial bid and stay strong! Do... More 

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Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful costumer service. Educational experience. Beautiful, quality artwork. While this is a store (not really a museum), you are not overly pressured to purchase the artwork. I went by myself (without a tour guide), so they gave me a 50% discount on all listed prices. Paintings are expensive (anywhere from $30 to several hundred dollars), but you get what you... More 

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Thank Derek G
Houston, Texas
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101 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd been to Egypt before & purchased what I thought were beautiful papyrus pieces. But they were nothing compared to what's in this place, and the prices are more than reasonable. The artist added my granddaughters' names in hieroglyphics while I waited & it's just beautiful work. Save your $$ and bring them here.

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Thank kqhouston
Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place. Loved the history of papyrus and the art work. Be prepared to get some wonderful papyrus art to take home.

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Thank Regalgranny
Ryde, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They show you how it is made & have many finished for sale. We had our names painted on the one we bought. They are done while you wait and carry a certificate of authenticity. It now resides framed in our living room as a constant reminder of the fab holiday we had in Egypt.

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Thank Davh62
Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since I had been to Egypt 10 years ago I knew the drill.......However, I WANTED to buy an Egyptian Papyrus for home. I'm gad we did. We bought The Wedding one and then The Tree of Life. We just paid a fortune to have the wedding one framed for our bedroom and it looks perfect in our bedroom. I recommend... More 

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Thank Sharon K
Detroit, Michigan
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90 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are government backed stores that guarantee the authenticity of some goods. So it may cost you a bit more here, but they explain how it is made and at least you know you are not getting something fake (made in china).

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Thank ronnabrody
Southlake, Texas, United States
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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They did a papyrus demonstration and it was interesting but not interesting enough to make us buy whatever it was that they were trying to sell us they were definitely trying to sell us some papyrus souvenirs

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