This is a continuation of my out-of-print guidebook--WEEKEND ADVENTURES IN SAN FRANCISCO & NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. It features travel destinations throughout Northern California and presents them in small, easy-to-digest chunks. Even more great weekend adventures await you at my BERKELEY AND BEYOND website at www.berkeleyandbeyond.com.
museum displays the largest collection of authentic ancient Egyptian artifacts
in western North America.Highlights include
mummies, fine jewelry, and a full-size reproduction of a tomb--the only one
in the United States.Begin in the After
Life Room, where you’ll see plenty of mummies, including a child, a baboon (it
is actually an ancient fake), and a partially unwrapped adult.A guided tour of the composite 4,000-year-old
rock tomb reproduction featuring colorful wall paintings is worthwhile for
illumination, then just wander around.Must-sees are the exact replica of Nefertiti (the real one is in Berlin,
where people wait in a very long line to see it) and the outside 18th-dynasty
Peace Garden featuring plants that would have been grown in that time (people
come from far away to see it, even from Egypt).The planetarium is currently closed.