Egyptian Related Exibitions in the San Francisco...
I still remember studying the Egyptian History in 6th grade in France and it started a life long love of the Egyptian culture. Egyptian artifacts and treasures can be found worldwide: the Rosetta Stone at the British Museum in London, the Scribe and the Obelisk at the Concord Square in Paris, the Temple of Debod in Madrid, Spain etc. We are lucky to have some of them in the Bay Area. If you have a 6th grader who is studying Ancient Egypt History, it is even more important to visit one of these museums or exhibitions now. But whatever the age of your children is, I bet you they will be interested in that civilization..
So here is my list of Egyptian exhibitions/museums to see in the Bay Area:
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose
This museum houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts in the Western United States: 4000 pieces. You will see artifacts and learn about the burial practices, the mummies, the religion and the Gods, the kings and Pharaohs as well as the daily life of the Egyptians.
They offer MP3 audio tour so make sure that you download your tour before going to the museum. Download the entire audio tour here.
It will be open on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11 so make it a family outing. I am taking my children to visit this museum that day.
You will see more than 100 artifacts from his tomb as well as artifacts that belonged to his family and ancestors. I loved seeing the King Tut exhibition when I was in London last year and I am thrilled that the exhibition is now in San Francisco. I will visit it with my oldest daughter’s core class on November 19th. Talk about an exciting nice field trip!
Know before you go:
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