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The Museum of Islamic Art

The Museum of Islamic Art is the largest Islamic art museum in the world, showcasing Egypt and the world’s rich Islamic history. It displays an extensive collection of antique Islamic artifacts from various regions and countries, including India, China, Iran, Egypt, North Africa, and Andalusia. The museum’s concept was developed in 1880 and came to life in 1903 during the reign of the Khedive Abbas Hilmi II. The building was designed in the neo-Mamluk style and neighbors the Egyptian National Library and Archives, “Dar el-Kotob.”