Last week, I watched a two-part documentary on my local PBS station called "Tutankhamen, Allies & Enemies". It was created to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the discovery of King Tut's tomb. The show inspired me to look through the photos I took eight years ago when I visited the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose California.
Visiting that museum is almost like taking a trip to Egypt. It's probably an idealized version of an Egyptian village but it is quiet and peaceful and just plain beautiful.
The documentary follows Egyptologist Dr. Yasmin El Shazly and photographer Mahmoud Rashad as they examine the mysteries around Tutankhamun's life and death.
The museum has a replica of an ancient tomb and a guide will help guests explore the meaning of the paintings on the wall.
Outside the tomb, King Tut stands watching over the entrance.
The documentary also talks about the young king's father Akhenaten and his religious and cultural revolution.
It also discusses Nefertiti, King Tut's mother. At least one other Egyptologist disputes the king's parentage but most are convinced that Nefertiti was indeed his mother.
If you like exploring ancient civilizations, I highly recommend the the documentary. They visit places in the show that I had not heard of before. They also have some wonderful Egyptian views.