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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

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Address: 1660 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95191
Phone Number: 408-947-3635
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Description: Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, it houses the...
Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, it houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America, including objects from pre dynastic times through Egypt's early Islamic era.
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A Definite Place to Visit

Where else can you see authentic mummies, Egyptian art and artifacts, maybe when the King Tut visits again. The Rosicrucian is very interesting. When I taught school, this was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Where else can you see authentic mummies, Egyptian art and artifacts, maybe when the King Tut visits again. The Rosicrucian is very interesting. When I taught school, this was a definite field trip destination. If you are visiting San Jose, be sure to take the time to see it. It's not huge, but worth it. The grounds are nice. There's... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

It's just a great little museum. If you're in to mummies,etc, it's a lot of fun Reasonable admission fee. Parking can be a little iffy.

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Kirkland, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Anyone interested in Egyptian history more than Red Sea diving can save a trip to Karnak by visiting this museum. It holds not only three or four real mummies, but also a replica of an Egyptian tomb. There is a variety of other artifacts, related to Egyptian and Mesopotamian cultures. Definitely a must see. My 9 year old son loved... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

It was a nice, small museum, but don't be fooled it is on numerous levels, so whilst it looks small it packs in a lot of information. We took the 1:45 minute audio tour. (You can download the tour from their website, do this as it is not worth the cost of hiring from the musuem). The tour guides you... More 

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Madera, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Hard to believe something like this is available in California. Authentic relics and displays and so much ancient historical information.

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Menlo Park, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a little gem of a museum. One of the best collections of Egyptian artifacts I have seen other than the MFA in Boston. Do not miss the underground tunnel, feels like a real tomb. We also love the grounds and outdoor art, stele and games. Wonderful activities for kids while going through the collections. Generally this is of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

First, this is about the Rosicrucians, not just ancient middle eastern history. The Rosicrucians trace knowledge back to Atlantis, through ancient Mesopotamia, Assyria, and Egypt, up to the present. The museum is small but well organized and populated with interesting artifacts and information.There are several mummies on display. More than that, they actually show some of the results of archeological... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This location to phenomenal and extremely educational! Egyptian Hystory is spectacular and to see the different artifacts is simply mind blowing...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This museum is really interesting with a lot of cool exhibits! If you like ancient history, it's definitely worth paying a visit here. Apart from checking out mummies and artifacts, we also enjoyed walking around the gardens and learning a bit more about Rosicrucian history. I would say maybe don't waste your time with the planetarium since it's just a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If you enjoy ancient history, this little museum has done a very good job of presenting some of Egypt's finest. Well worth the trip, especially if your kids are studying this subject in school.

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