Cairo Museum

Cairo Museum

Since December of 2014, they have allowed photography in the Cairo Museum, so my mission was to snap as many photos as I could where I could. There are some examples of saw marks on a unfinished box, showing where the saw slipped. There are amazing statues with core drill removals and shoddy hieroglyphics added at a later time. There are  amazing and nearly impossible sculptures we are told were created with stone hammers and copper chisels. There is Tut’s boomerang collection, some amazing blown glass, the corundum ruby vase (9 on the MOHS scale of hardness, impossible to cut with the tools of the time and nearly impossible even with diamond—so how was it made?).

Akhenaten statues were interesting as were the depictions of his family with elongated heads. There are a few pyramidions, sone interesting boxes, the alabaster box with drilled holes (also nearly impossible considering how easily alabaster cracks), the famous “schist” disk and its waveform reflector, 3 fifteen foot sarcophagus, the fake beard of the Sphinx, as well as some other amazing displays… 3 hours at this spot and I only covered 1/3 of it in rapid fire… Enjoy!


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