Day 4 Cairo

Today we visited the Egyptian Museum. Its new building is scheduled to open in 2020. It was the first extremely crowded site we have visited. So much to see it this massive collection, it would take weeks, and months to see it all.


Sandals made of papyrus, thousands of years old.

These finger and toe tops covered mummy extremities to preserve them.

Ancient Egyptians offered votive animal mummies to the gods. The mummy wrapping patterns fascinate me.

These are fake votive cat mummies. That is, the purchaser was cheated because they do not contain a mummy, found out now through X-ray technology.

Egyptians revered baboon because they saw them raise their arms high in the mornings and felt they were attuned to the sun god Ra.

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