On the first day after exploring the Pyramids and the Sphinix, we visited The Egyptian Museum. This was one of my favorite things we did. I learned alot that I didn't know. We you first walked into the museum there were walls all over the place covered in heiroglyphics. Our tour guide, Adel, walked us through the museum giving us good information about the artifacts. Without his help, the museum would not have been as fun. I learned that when the statue of a pharaoh has his arms crossed over his chest, he was dead during that time, but if his arms were to his side and his left leg was out front this meant he was still alive. I also learned that when the hair is covering the ears on a statue, this means he was a doctor or a lawyer because they did not listen, but if the ears were showing this meant they were a scribe because they had to listen. We also saw the only statue of King Cheops, the builder of the Great Pyramid. It is really funny because being the builder of the Great Pyramid, his statue was only 2-3 inches tall. In the museum we also saw King Tut's treasures and his famous golden mask and golden coffin. That was really awesome to actaully see these artifacts in person after seeing pictures of it all the time.
Posted at 2:09 PM by Jim Varner