Tomb! Mystery! Golden Treasures! A Pharoah's Curse!
Many of our friends enjoy the Steampunk costuming scene, and formed a little club in which to plan events that give them more opportunities to dress in costume than just the science fiction conventions. We like to join in when schedules permit. This summer, my very good friend Susan planned the BAS outing to our local museum, which had a traveling exhibit for King Tut's treasures. Quite the appropriate event for costumers of the Steampunk persuasion!
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Here's a selection of photos of the exhibit!
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|My son and I have this game and play it often! :)|
I took so many more pictures! I cannot possibly fit them all here. But here's one last picture in the room with Tut's primary mask... all of us BAS members and our museum tour guide. :)
After we'd finished touring the Tut exhibit, the museum's Egypt exhibit and all the other parts of the museum that we wanted to see, we were invited to the atrium overlooking the hill the museum is on and further away, the river. There we enjoyed a lovely luncheon that the museum itself provided, designed to go with the Egypt theme with lamb meatballs, the best rice I've ever had, some vegetables that were sweetened with honey as well as the usual hummus, pita and crackers. After lunch, we went into the museum's theater and watched the accompanying 3D movie that went with the exhibit. Well done!
After our stroll in the park, we retired to Credit Island Park, a place with a lot of history in the time period. There we partook of tea and refreshment (and a little wine). We also did a little strolling about the park, where we found an art installment of statues set in the turn of the century, some historical plaques about the park, and a tank.
To finish off the day, the BAS members remaining spent the evening at Susan's home where we tried to watch the original "The Mummy" film in her backyard, but technical difficulties drove everyone into the house (I'd gone home before then). It was a superb day!