The Houston Museum of Natural Science has brought a state-of-the-art exhibit to the Bayou City. In all of its golden splendor, patrons can now check out in-real-life artifacts from the Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs, or sit down for a virtual exploration of ancient Egypt.
Here are a few things that make the exhibit worth checking out, especially if you’re looking for something to do over the holiday.
Head of Colossal Statue of Ramses II
"Seeing the immensity of ancient Egyptian statues up close is one of the thrills of the new Ramses exhibit, which is on a 10-city tour."
Ancient Egyptian Jewelry
"The drip, as they say, is real. The splendor of Egyptian accessories, many attached to the afterlife, are on full display."
"A little spooky, a little cute. Cats were ancient Egyptian's best friends"
The Face of the Pharoah
"These are probably the most iconic images we have of ancient Egyptians. There are several masks you can see as part of the exhibit."
Coffin and Mini-coffins of Sheshonq II
"Sheshonq II was a Pharaoh whose coffin was found in the 1930s with these smaller mini-coffins."