The Egyptian Museum has more everyday objects from the ancient Egyptians than any other museum that I've seen. They also have a large collection of mummies, papyri, statues and monuments from the old kingdom, and most of the stuff from King Tut's tomb. It was fascinating. I learned a lot of things that I did not know. For example, dwarves were honored in Egypt and held important positions.
|I saw this statue in the museum. This man married a normal size woman. The small figures below him are depictions of his children.|
I got to see some famous artefacts that I have seen in magazines and on TV, like this:
Cameras were strictly prohibited, so I could not take any photos of it myself. But there are plenty of photos of it on the Internets, because it is an iconic piece, and I got to see it in person. King Tut was buried with an impressive amount of bling, and photos of many of the pieces I saw today are here - http://www.touregypt.net/museum/tutc.htm.
Ate lunch at a place called Andrea. It was very good.
Then, went to see the pyramids. I have no words...but I do have photos. Check out my album on Flickr.