Friday, June 18, 2010

real live mummies.

This is my 100th post on my blog. 

In other news... I've been enjoying some incredible things here in Egypt. 

I went to the Egyptian Museum finally a couple weeks ago. It’s something anyone visiting Egypt should do. I came last time I was here and I remember being bothered that we had to listen to a tour guide for most of our time there. This time was different. It was much more relaxed, but just as impressive. This place is huge. It’s a bit overwhelming too, since many things are unlabeled, labeled in Arabic, or just labeled poorly. You kind of have to know what you’re looking for.  Last time I came to this museum I remember being in awe at some of the things I was seeing and wishing so badly that I could show my friends and family.

Cameras aren’t allowed inside, but this time I was sneaky and used my phone. There was no flash, so no worries, I wasn’t destroying anything. Although, I am slightly curious… does a camera with no flash still do damage? A man I was talking to was adamant that it still ruins things. He couldn’t explain how. He just said “because of the UV rays” which made little sense to me… 

Anyway, here are my forbidden pictures. Enjoy. It was risky. I did this for you guys. 

ancient fabric (plaid?) 

the dome just inside the museum

the exterior

the museum is huge and is just lined with cabinets like this

mummy - kind of byzantine-ish

and the exposed mummies...

statues of akhenaten

more ancient textiles... i'm a sucker for this stuff

That's only a fraction of the wonders this place holds. And this is only a fraction of the fun I've been having! Up next... pictures from Luxor, Aswan and the Suez Canal... in that order.



  1. so cool! I am very glad you were sneaky sneaky so that we could all enjoy!

  2. ha strangely i think i like the pictures of the textiles the most!

  3. amazing - who would have thought they had plaid fabric way back when (although, i don't know why they wouldn't). Love the pictures

  4. wow. those mummies are amazing. i can't believe you actually saw that all. wish i was there with you.

  5. Thanks for posting. And no, photos with no flash do not have any effect on anything (other than economic perhaps - now none of us have to go to that museum!)

  6. wow it's so awesome that you snuck those photos! I love them! I'm so jealous that you got to go and spend more than 50 minutes. although seth and I did just sneak off anyway. we did not listen to the guide.

    so awesome.

  7. wow i love the mummies and really everything. I wish I could be there too. You are one lucky girl!
    If anyone I know deserves to be there, it is you.

  8. every time i check to see if you have new photos, i have to chuckle at the title of this post "real LIVE mummies". thanks for the smile