Egyptian Museum, first visit

Posted by sue on February 2nd, 2007

We have really been meaning to do some of the big Egypt tourist things since we’ve arrived, but hadn’t gotten around to it until today, when we went to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities.

The highlight was probably the very famous golden mask of King Tutankhamun, which we had to look for a bit because the museum is a bit of a jumble. Lots and lots of statues and stone sarcophagi and jewelry and pillars and papyruses and hieroglyphics carved into limestone, etc. Much of it is unlabeled, so I left feeling more overwhelmed than enlightened. But, for so many of the items it’s just amazing to ponder how old they areā€”some are well over 4000 years old!

4 Responses to “Egyptian Museum, first visit”

  1. Cathy Says:

    The History Channel has a program this week about Tutenkamen’s death. Bet you’re sorry you’ll miss it. What is the television situation like? The Superbowl announcers were bragging that the telecast was going to 176 countries.

  2. Cathy Says:

    The History Channel has a program on Tut’s death this week. I bet you’re sorry that you’ll miss it. What’s the television situation like there. Was there one in your hotel room? Did it get many channels? Did you notice that you missed the Superbowl?

  3. sue Says:

    Actually, I didn’t pay attention to whether the Super Bowl was broadcast here. In our apartment, we have satellite TV, with channels from most of the Arab countries. There are a few channels that show movies and TV shows in English with Arabic subtitles.

  4. lewis Says:

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