Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Treasures of Egypt

Co-sponsored by the State of Nevada, the Mirage Hotel & Casino, the MGM Hotel & Casino, the Luxor Hotel & Casino, and the Engelstad Family, "The Treasures of Egypt" is the featured exhibit at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.

Stepping through the door entrance is like taking a step into the past, the days of pyramids, pharaohs and hieroglyphics. Displays and art works show you what life was like back then during the Bronze Age.

A special segment of the display features King Tutankhamun, the "boy king" who died at a very young age. The replica artifacts never fail to amaze me, and cause me to regret seeing the real thing when I was in San Francisco while the King Tut Exhibit was open at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park.

But that was then, and this is now. Wanna see some of the photographs I took? Here you go:

Wall Carving

Wall Carving

Wall Carving

Wall Mural

Cartouche-Shaped Box

Triple Lotus Oil Lamp

Royal Necklaces

Vulture Collar

Royal Funeral Boat Model

Tutankhamun Coffin

Tutankhamun Sarcophagus

Tutankhamun's Head

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