on December 6, 2000
We specifically visited the museum to see the exhibit "Life and Death Under the Pharaohs" on loan from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, the Netherlands. The IMAX production "Mysteries of Egypt" was very good and certainly set the tone for the exhibit. The exhibit itself was not the cultural learning experience I had anticipated. The tour is unguided. The seemingly endless displays of scarabs, undecipherable inscriptions and mummies held little enlightenment as to what life and death under the pharaohs meant. We were herded like school children in groups of 20 to wander among the artifacts. No curator guided our tour or offered insight into the display. Cost for movie and museum was about $22. Time to tour 1.5 hours.
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