I much enjoyed the Eternal Egypt Experience which is shown on a huge screen, providing a 180 degrees view of various sites where pyramids were constructed. Linking the various sites in space and time is a great way to show the subject. A guide talks the audience through the images (20-30 min). There are Dutch tours and tours in English. The images, put together by the Alexandria Library, capturing the bright desert light and the sheer size of the pyramids, are superb! For me it was also a happy reunion; I visited the Cairo/Giza pyramids last spring. A review of current research is also on display, neatly complementing the multimedia show. The building is huge – of course, given the size of some of the sculptures, with marble floors (to bear their weight?) and wood paneling. Lovely! I felt antiquity speaking to me in various ways! There’s a very nice museum café as well, to enjoy a contemporary coffee/come back to base! No pun intended, but the café is in the basement. In short, warmly recommended, making a difference from doing a canal tour and/or viewing windmills. Latter are also warmly recommended, of course!
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