Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Egyptian Museum

An article suggesting how to make the most of a visit to Cairo's Egyptian Museum: "Unlike tourists with their crammed itineraries — who will undoubtedly emerge from the Egyptian Museum stunned, overwhelmed and unable to process the incomprehensibly vast collection of treasures on display within the enormous building — we Cairenes can take our time to savor the treats squirreled away within the museum’s walls. A plan is essential: The Egyptian Museum houses a staggering collection of over 100,000 objects, too many to absorb in a lifetime, let alone in a single trip. While some displays are well-marked (generally in Arabic and English, occasionally in French), the signage is erratic and you often won’t know what you’re looking at unless you’ve educated yourself beforehand. Decide in advance what you want out of your visit — a broad introduction to Egyptology or a focused look at a particular feature".
See the above article for more. I need my Official Nitpicker to confirm this, but I have a horrible feeling that I've posted this before. However, a quick search hasn't revealed it on the blog - but apologies if it is a duplication.


Anonymous said...

Yes, you have Andie, because I printed it out and put it in my Rough Guide to Egypt, ready for my next trip in January 2007. Can't remember when though - some weeks ago maybe? It's a really useful article and it doesn't matter at all that you've duplicated it - people may have missed it first time around

Andie said...

Hello Mary, and thanks so much for the very forgiving support! My Official Nitpicker (Chris Townsend) has just emailed as well, to confirm what you have already spotted. It is not the first time that I've posted something twice, and I'd rather err on the side of safety, but I do irritate myself sometimes!

All the very best