Egypt
Buḩayrat ‘Ayn aş Şīrah

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  • Day25

    National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

    May 3 in Egypt ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Newly opened but not yet complete museum. This is the place the mummy parade last month (April 2021) from the old museum ended. It's a beautiful buildings in a park like setting.
    The main part of the museum is a recounting of Egyptian history, beginning in the prehistoric times.
    The mummies are displayed on a lower level and arranged as if walking through corridors in tombs. Unfortunately, no photographing is allowed down there.
    The 1st picture is of the museum courtyard. The 2nd is of construction models and implement, such as a plumb line. 3rd is a detail of the oldest wooden door found so far. In the 4th picture are god and goddess representations. 5th is an ancient papyrus telling a famous story about a general. Last is an example of the wooden caskets used in ancient Egypt.
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  • Day25

    NMEC II

    May 3 in Egypt ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    There is too much in this museum to fit in the limit of 6 pictures per post. So here are 6 more pictures.
    This time, the 1st picture looks across the main hall to give a sense of the overall exhibit. There is plenty of room to add more as archaeology progresses. 2nd is of Akhenaten, aka the heretic king, who is the 1st person (as far as I know) to institute monotheism. 3rd is a group of models of various types of boats used in pharaonic Egypt. 4th is a display of some of one princess's jewelry. 5th is an example of Coptic art: wood inlaid with ivory (I think). Note that each arm of the cross ends in a 3 pointed shape. This is typical of traditional Coptic Orthodox crosses. Last is an Islamic "mashrabiya," a type of window. It allows light and air in, but those outside cannot see in.Read more

    Dee Spencer

    Interesting pictures and info.

    5/4/21Reply
     

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Buḩayrat ‘Ayn aş Şīrah, Buhayrat `Ayn as Sirah, بحيرة عين الصيرة