800 000 pieces x 30 seconds each, doing 8 hours per day = 460 days or something like that! I am on holiday after all, but this place is weird. It isn't your conventional museum, it is pretty scruffy really - but is has an Indiana Jones feel about it. You don't want to leave but you feel like you may just get an arrow up your but of some big pit of snakes around the corner.
Tutankhamun had serious coffin envy. He must have been interred in at least 8 different "containers", excluding the linen in which they mumified him before he was put into his sarcophigas. They were all gold and forget about the stuff that went with him. Still this whole experience of how the pharoahs - in fact all Egyptians of the time - began preparing for death as soon as life began is most facinating. I found the ordinary Egyptians (which they have a lot of pieces about) interesting. Tut's collection of stuff and his death mask are simply not well presented in any media - digital or print - they have to been seen. He was a tiny man, OK he died when he was 19, but still a small person. Just fascinating - no other words to describe the awe of this place. Thank God then revolution didnt damage this place like the buildings around it were
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