Egypt: Cairo – Egyptian Museum

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The Egyptian Museum is fantastic, and would be all the better if I had some idea about Ancient Egyptian history and could read hieroglyphics!
It really is great, and was easy to kill half a day there. You’re not allowed to take photos in there but I snuck a few off with my iPhone. I’m pretty sure no damage was done – especially compared with all the sweaty finger prints people leave behind on all the artifacts.

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I paid the extra pounds (100 i think?) and checked out the Tutankhamun exhibit, and another 100 or so for the mummy rooms. It’s quite a lot extra but I’m happy I paid it. The sarcophagus (at least one of the inner layers) of Tutankhamun’s was very beautiful – such perfect handy work and design. The Ancient Egyptians were very clever to say the least. Some of the other sarcophaguses also really stood out. One in particular belonging to a general (i think) – dark granite (i also think), and the top off a pyramid (perhaps also a dark granite), with very clean precise hieroglyphics on it – perfect work! How did they do it?

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2 thoughts on “Egypt: Cairo – Egyptian Museum”

  1. did u see what I meant by the whole garage description of the place? It’s as if they’re having a crazy warehouse sale (must end this wknd!) of all the artifacts lying around. There is just so much stuff in there! And how the he’ll did they get those big ass statues into that middle room?

  2. hey dude! haha yep what you said was very true. Very Garage sale! It’s a shame because it must all get pretty damaged by all the people touching the stuff.
    They could set that place up a whole lot better (bigger).
    They let you touch it but you can’t take photos, wtf?!!

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