Published On: Wed, Sep 15th, 2021

Ancient Mysteries Await at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose

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The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose, California, contains a wealth of ancient treasures—the largest such collection in western North America. Not only does the museum house artifacts from the Pre-Dynastic to early Islamic era, it also has exhibits on non-Egyptian Assyrian, Babylonian, and Sumerian periods. Four large galleries—the Afterlife, Daily Life, Rulers, and Religion—tempt visitors to stay for hours. I have been three times now and never tire of it. It may be time to get an annual membership! There is also a reconstructed underground tomb and even an exhibit on alchemy. The alchemy exhibit is a precursor to the Alchemy Museum that is being developed in the park grounds. Not only will it be the first alchemy museum to exist in the United States, it will also be the largest in the world. The alchemy exhibit might be considered an unusual addition to an Egyptian museum. It makes …

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