|Egyptian Museum Cairo|
This Cairo Museum is spectacular!
|Scribes like me|
|Scribe in Hieroglyphs (above the bird,|
the dongle traffic light thingy, the Egyptologists would be so proud
of me getting all technical here. I can feel them cringing.).
This is like no museum I've ever seen, and I loved it.
Antique cabinets house row after row of sarcophagus's and coffins, canopic jars (they're the ones holding mummy guts), there are wooden statues over 4,500 years old—the pharaohs did try to take it with them, including entire armies of warriors to protect them on the other side.
There are jewels, scarab beetles, masks, chairs, sandals, mummies (they cost extra to see), paintings, reliefs, hieroglyphs, soul houses, beads, papyrus scrolls, enormous statues, tiny statues, mummified food (because what about when the dearly departed get hungry), mummified animals, am I getting too random? Get used to it, because that's how it is here. Everything you can imagine from Ancient Egypt, and quite a bit you can't—it's all there, displayed in dim corridors or brightly lit balconies, side rooms, and at the top or bottom of stairwells.
|S.R. Karfelt, well-dusted by Egypt|