At the Bass, this eye-opening show reveals the mysterious rituals, beliefs, and culture of a civilization that still rivets the imagination through its esoteric customs.
Unfortunately, some bling-craving pharaohphiles or Tut freaks might leave the Bass feeling a bit E-gypped after experiencing the modest exhibit. Don't expect sensational gold-covered coffins or regal masks of the ancient kings and queens of Egypt. Instead, these are the types of artifacts that continue inspiring the inner Indiana Jones or armchair archaeologist in most of us and have always fueled curiosity about an enigmatic lost culture. It's well worth a visit. And on May 16, the museum will offer a free family day, including "Walk Like an Egyptian" and mummy-naming contests.