Friday, February 25, 2011

ATLANTApix: Marvelous Mummies

Mummy at the Michael C. Carlos Museum
Mummy at the Michael C. Carlos Museum
The Michael C. Carlos Museum of Art at Emory University has one of the most incredible collections of mummies I've ever seen outside of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

I've been an enthusiast of Ancient Egypt since I was a young child. As a matter of fact, when I was a teenager, I worked on a jumbo size chess set made of 12-inch-plus clay playing pieces for an art project. And then when the movie Stargate came out, mixing Sci-Fi and Egyptian lore into a single experience, I just couldn't get enough. 

The Carlos Museum is one of Atlanta's best kept secrets, and for no good definitely should be listed as one of the city's major tourist destinations—its collections, Egyptian and otherwise, are just that incredible.

ATLANTApix of the tourATLANTA blog features a "photo-of-the-day" of Atlanta. Come back tomorrow for a new one!

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