Today we visited that museum, and it was exceptional. Some of these photos are a little blurry, because it was dark in the museum, and even with my ISO pumped up to 3200 I was hand holding the camera sometimes at ¼ of a second. Sometimes ½. On top of that, most of these things were under glass. But on the whole I don’t think you’ll mind.
There were a lot of mummies, maybe 12-15 all told, and I spent a long time studying them, trying to understand the people inside there. But I didn’t take any photos of them. It just seemed too personal, too invasive. These were people, after all, and it didn’t seem right to take photos of them. I got some nice shots of the sarcophagi, though.
There was an enormous room with monumental statues, some of which we know from photos. MY photos, however, were pretty poor because the light was very low in there.
This museum had a lot of information about how the Egyptians lived, and a lot of artifacts from their daily lives. I was fascinated by those, and kept trying to get some photos:
These were about the size of my finger, and were apparently toys.
My favorite one, though was this head of a little girl. I don’t know if it was a toy or a memorial or maybe just a portrait. In any case, it looks very human to me.