The Egyptian Museum

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The Egyptian Museum

Post by DJKeefy » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:00 pm

Cairo's Museum of Egyptian Antiquities boasts 120,000 items - the world's largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, including 27 mummies of the Royal Cache and the treasures of King Tutankhamen. in ancient Egypt, the pharaohs and their retinue were not the only ones to consign their bodies to mummification after death. Mummification was chosen by everyone who could afford it, because ancient Egyptians believed the process was the path to eternal life. They also mummified animals by the millions: falcons, baboons, crocodiles, and many other creatures - pushing some species to the brink of extinction. Why? The secret is revealed in the premiere broadcast of Museum Secrets: Inside the Egyptian Museum.

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Re: The Egyptian Museum

Post by Who2 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:31 pm

12O,OOO items on view, I'm far more interested in their cellars that are not on view.....:cool:
PS: I once tried to get a part-time job in the Museum of Mankind off Bond St, just to nick the 'benin bronzes stored there, way before anybody ever heard of them....
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Re: The Egyptian Museum

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:56 am

Interesting. Like Who2 I'm also super interested in what is NOT being shown. Would also love to know, on a world wide basis, how many other cellars about the world hold antiquities that are hidden away from any and all public knowledge.

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