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Egypt on Broadway

Many New Yorkers are likely unaware that a collection of ancient Egyptian items once resided on Broadway near Astor Place. From 1853-1860 the Abbott Collection, displayed as the Egyptian Museum, was located at the Stuyvesant Institute at 659 Broadway.  Dr. Henry Abbott was a British physician who lived in Cairo for over 20 years and [...]

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