EGYPT is in the process of moving all the exhibits in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo to the new museum in Gizeh ... which was supposed to be open already but then was scheduled to open later this year ... Not going to happen!
We were afraid little would be lift in the old museum, but no ... it was fully stuffed with just a few pieces preparing to be moved.
The Egyptian Museum at Cairo has SO much on display ... items just crammed everywhere together with little or no organization, rooms after rooms after rooms ... can only imagine the basement.
It was a very great feeling to be in the presence of such great royalty,
I removed my hat out of respect for them.
And then to see their monuments all over Egypt
After seeing the actual Kings themselves
Egypt is a magical place.
The Hall of Scrolls was also wonderful to behold,
(Everyone knows how I feel about scrolls)
As was the massive scroll of Yuya.
And there were two images of the Mithras Tauroctony,
Which I did not expect, but there was no information about where in Egypt they were found.
It was a surprising comfort to be in the presence of Greco-Roman statuary and art after so much foreign Egyptian culture both ancient and modern...it was like being home again.
The Coptic Quarter of Cairo made you feel the same. Once you entered the defensive walls and saw the remains of the Roman fort, you immediately felt a changed sense of calm because you were in a far distant yet eternal outpost of ROME, and everything felt familiar and comforting.