This weekend I had the great pleasure of going to New York City and stopping by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This place is a wonderful building with thousands of artifacts and sculptures. On my first visit I was overwhelmed with all the artifacts and ended up spending several hours admiring the Egyptian Collection.
“The Met collection of ancient Egyptian art consists of approximately 26,000 objects of artistic, historical, and cultural importance, dating from the Paleolithic to the Roman period (ca. 300,000 B.C.–A.D. 4th century). More than half of the collection is derived from the Museum’s 35 years of archaeological work in Egypt, initiated in 1906 in response to increasing Western interest in the culture of ancient Egypt.” http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/curatorial-departments/egyptian-art