25 May 2006

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

This is a pretty cool museum in San Jose, California, USA, North America, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way etc. Apparently they funded some expeditions into Egypt back in the day and have some really well preserved artifacts. The museum does not look big from the outside, but has several levels with lots of stuff... not only Egyptian, but also Sumerian and Persian artifacts. When you enter, there is a replica tomb which you go into, it's all very dark and there are paintings on the walls and it leads to a sarcophagus... good atmosphere to start off the museum tour :)

Here's a dude pointing our way to the emergency exit:

This reminded me of the amphoras that the Romans in Asterix used to drink out of:

Yup the Egyptians had enemies and I assume they put this to good use:

The result of all those wars... what's an Egyptian museum trip without a mummy?

This looks a bit like my Egyptian friend... don't get offended EI if you see this:
Click here for comparison (look at the guy).

Normally I don't expose my softer side, but this was too good not to put up:

1 comment:

Rajesh Warrier said...

Damn ! That Mummy's pretty well preserved even though its taken out of the wrap and all...