The Egyptian Museum in Cairo was officially inaugurated on 15th November 1902. As this program explores its rooms, a long history of splendor and mystery comes back to life before our eyes. This is a place where mans great discoveries become legend, like the deeds and monuments of the great pharaohs of antiquity. The Egyptian civilization began to develop in about 4000 BC. This was an era that started in the very dawn of history. The pharaohs were simply local princes and Egypt had not yet been unified.