Papyrus Institute Tours

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Papyrus is an important part of Egypt’s history. The raw material used to make this ancient paper comes from the stalk of the Cyperus papyrus plant, which has a brittle interior and a tough exterior and grows in damp regions of the Nile Delta. Its method of production was a well­-kept secret for many years, allowing the ancient
Egyptians to have a monopoly over its production and distribution.

The Papyrus Institute is a government-­approved museum and shop not far from the Pyramids in Giza, where visitors can browse and buy a huge selection of hand­-painted papyrus prints. Prices range from the cheap to the very expensive, but bear in mind that these prints are the authentic article and make for some quality souvenirs.

Staff at the Papyrus Institute talk visitors through the entire process of manufacturing papyrus, including a demonstration of exactly how it is made.

Practical Info

The Papyrus Institute is located in Giza. If looking to purchase items, be prepared to haggle as the first price stated is usually open to negotiation.
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Address: 98 Haram Street, Giza, Egypt
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Hours: 9am - ­9pm
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Experience Egypt on an 8-day tour encompassing Cairo, the Pyramids of Giza, a cruise down the Nile, and stops in Aswan and Luxor. Navigate immigration and customs with a your guide, who greets you at the airport upon arrival. Then explore the Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, and Papyrus Institute. Next, fly to Aswan and embark on your two-night Nile cruise where you see Kitcheners Island. Sail to Edfu Temple and then on to Luxor to see the valley of the Kings and to visit Karnak and Luxor temples before returning to Cairo for a final night before getting back to the airport.
  • Duration: 8 days
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Cairo Day Trip by Air from Sharm El Sheikh

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  • Duration: 17 hours
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  • Duration: 22 hours
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  • Duration: 22 hours
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Cairo 1 Day by bus from Sharm El Sheikh

Discover the history and culture of Ancient Egypt during this 1-day tour in Cairo. Visit the magnificent Giza Pyramids, the Great Sphinx, the Valley Temple, the Egyptian Museum, the Papyrus Institute, and much more.
  • Duration: 20 hours
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