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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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Excellent collection!

Much better than expected! Having visited extensive Egyptian collections around the world, I was pleasantly surprised. Although many of the larger items are reproductions, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Much better than expected! Having visited extensive Egyptian collections around the world, I was pleasantly surprised. Although many of the larger items are reproductions, the collection is quite extensive, although its presentation may be dated. It is arranged by topic, I.e. Family life, not by time period.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

They have done a beautiful job of displaying beautiful and rear pieces of history from Egypt. You get the feel that you're in an tomb. Lots of great information on each piece that is display.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

interesting place didnt make it to the museum will have to go back, they need to take better care of some of the stuff

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Nipomo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The buildings impress as much as the contents. Wonderful for children and adults. I felt like I was actually in a tomb at one of the exhibits. Great selection of artifacts and mummies. very educational.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The best Egyptian collection in USA - or so they say. I am inclined to agree, I haven't seen anything like this since the British Museum in London. Very informative, nicely done. Definitely a recommended stop if you have 2-3 hours to spare. Walk in the garden too, it's nice and quiet.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Who would have thought? I do not know if this is a one of a kind museum but it has been in San Jose for many years and never gets dull. There are many interesting things to see ranging from Egyptian makeup & jewelry to a real mummy as well as learning about the history of this era and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

History at it's best. If you want to see mummies, urns and history itself, this place is the place. Doesn't matter how many times you visit there is something you never see before.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I friend took me there and I was so Suprised on how much I learned and enjoyed it. I didn't even know it was there until my friend took me there. I have told many people about it and can't wait till my daughter is a little older to be able to take her...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This small museum is focussing on 'burial practices' in the old Egyptian civilisation period, basically 'mummies',

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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

lots here to look at and study . a real part of san jose area . we like the art great we did like parking there to see the art .

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