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Everyone arrived Friday night, dead tired, and collapsed. Saturday, the weather was a bit gray, so we went downtown to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Park. I've visited there before, and had fun showing it to Steve and Becky. I took a bunch more pictures, too.

Here's some more )
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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 1
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 2
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 3
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 4
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 5
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 6
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 7

Welcome to the last installment of my visit to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. This time, we visit the museum's small Babylonian collection. At one time, this museum was called the Rosicrucian Oriental Museum, back in the day when 'oriental' meant 'Middle Eastern' more than "East Asian', and a Babylonian/Sumerian section would have been perfectly normal to have in a museum otherwise full of Egyptian artifacts. Now, the Babylonian section has quite a few educational displays tying it into the Egyptian theme of the museum, mostly as an Egyptian trade partner. Egypt has imported Sumerian and Babylonian goods since before recorded history, and exported raw materials to the rest of the Middle East. It has also suffered the attacks of Assyria and Persia.

On to Babylon! )
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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 1
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 2
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 3
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 4
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 5
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 6

In this, the next-to-last installment of my visit to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, I show off some photos of dioramas that I forgot to fit in previously, and a variety of those wooden boat models the ancient Egyptians were fond of.

Boats and Dioramas )
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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 1
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 2
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 3
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 4

This installment has photos related to agriculture, fishing and food preparation. It's quite a few disparate subjects unified under the topic of "It's about food, somehow".

It's about food, somehow )
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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 1
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 2
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 3

Welcome to the fourth installment of my photos from the Egyptian Museum. The next few installments will be about items relevant to daily life. Quotes are from museum placards; the rest is my own.

Beauty and Hygiene )
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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 1
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 2

This installment continues with items of religious significance or from other elite professions, like scribes. Quotes are from museum display placards.

Priests and Scribes )
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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, part 1

This installment continues with funerary offerings, mostly. Quotes are from museum display placards.

Funerary Offerings )
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The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is divided up into thematic areas: Daily Life, Kingship, Afterlife, etc. I've also divided up my pictures into topics, but not the same ones: Religion and Burial, Daily Life, Egyptian Estate, Babylon, and Boat Models and Dioramas.

My main interest in visiting the museum was in seeing items of everyday life in ancient Egypt; I was doing a bit of research. You'll find my photos reflect that; lots of images of kitchen equipment, no pictures of royal statues.

Tombs and Mummies )

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