Wednesday, May 4, 2011

An Afternoon at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

Even though the apartment we live in now is just 2 miles away from where we used to live, the scenery on the neighborhood walks we take is delightfully different. We almost always walk by the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and admire its impressive facade. I'd only been there once in elementary school and still remember what it was like exploring the life-size tomb they have inside.

Every time we'd walk by we'd talk about how we should go in sometime, but then we'd see the ice cream man a block ahead of us or something and keep walking. We finally checked it out one recent afternoon with my friend Sashee, and the mummies were so much more real and well-preserved than I remember (if mummier were a word, then that is the word I'd use to describe them; the mummy in the picture below still has nails--I don't think it can get any mummier than that!) Seeing all the ornate artifacts and sarcophaguses and learning about ancient Egyptian life really made me want to put on a khaki button-up and go on an adventure.

3 comments:

katie said...

Ah! I absolutely can never get enough of Egyptian history and culture! That is so cool you have a museum full of stuff right there for you to look at and experience. The Egyptians (like others from many societies) were an important people. Your pictures are neat, and I love the flowers, too pretty especially when some of us in colder states won't see them for a while yet!! Thanks for posting, your blog is always so interesting!

Bronwyn said...

Wow, this looks like an incredible museum! I also love your photo of flowers...

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