|Sky Goddess Nut protecting|
the Earth and all its peoples (Wikipedia)
The Museum featured Pharaoh Tutankhamun's funerary exhibit, just before it traveled to the United States. We stared at wealth beyond measure, making our way through crowds, thin glass protecting golden masks, crowns, jewels, masks, and coffin covers.
|King Tut's solid gold funerary mask (Camp)|
|Shawabtis found in King Tut's tomb (Camp)|
Full of history, we walked to the Nile, explored neighborhoods near our hotel, ate lunch and dinner at open air cafes, and braved death to cross the street, pedestrians and motorists in some elaborate game of chicken. Next challenge: the Metro.
My goal is to share pictures and memories of our trip to Egypt with you throughout November. Have you traveled to Egypt?What memories do you have of the Egyptian Museum?
Read more about the Goddess Nut, King Tut, and Akhenaten on Wikipedia.
And here's a link to Reading the Past which features an interview with Anne Cleeland, talking about 19th Century fascination with Egypt, and her latest book, Daughter of the God-King, which tells the story of a young woman whose parents disappear while digging away in the Valley of the Kings. It's on my to-read list!