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Old 06-19-2009, 01:06 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Goonie
So what all did they have on display? Obviously it wasn't the size of the exhibit that toured during the 70s. I didn't see it as I wasn't born yet, but my parents saw it in Seattle and said it was amazing, especially the gold death mask.
I can't imagine this tour has as much as the one in the '70s. I was in Cairo 2 weeks ago and the death mask was there. There were a number of missing pieces (w/photo & note saying something akin to, "on traveling exhibit") but none of them seemed to be major items. In the early '90s I had seen a Ramses exhibit and saw all the mummies & Rosetta stone at the British Museum in London but was completely AWE-STRUCK by the museum in Cairo. It's incredible!
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