The National Geographic Museum is located on 17th Street Northwest in Washington. The National Geographic Society was founded in Washington in 1888 by explorers and scientists, and continue to this day their effort to educate the public.
The organization’s headquarters greets you with their famed seal embossed in the floor.
In the first floor of one of the buildings is a small exhibit featuring, among other things, many of their famed magazine covers.
As well as some artifacts such as Adminral Peary’s camera he used on his Arctic explorations.
The main exhibition hall is located in a second building across the courtyard. The current feature is ‘Queens of Egypt’.
This display features seven of the famed queens including Nefertari.
Numerous small artifacts are on display.
Many have beautiful details and vivid colors.
A section called ‘The Listicle of Major Goddesses’ had much larger statues and artifacts.
The final section dealt with Death and Mummies including this funerary stela for Amun in Thebes.
A display highlighted the 6 stages of mummification including embalming, washing and waxing, extracting of the brain through the nostrils, extraction of internal organs – which were then scented and placed in canopic jars, drying, and finally the placement of the mask of pure gold over the face.
The mummy could now rest in peace for eternity.