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Ancient Egypt in San Jose

There is just something about the Ancient Egyptian culture that has captured our modern imaginations. Just look at the biggest movies of the summer and you will see another Mummy movie; this time starring Tom Cruise. If you are one of those people captivated by the ancient civilization, then you will definitely want to visit the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium. Located only about 20 minutes from Hotel Zico, this museum is the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts and exhibits in Western North America.  These exhibits cover a variety of topics regarding Ancient Egyptian culture like burial practices, mummies, gods, religion, pharaohs, and even daily life. Of course, the museum also contains a spectacular planetarium that has such space inspired films as Journey to the Stars, Cosmic Collisions, and 3D Sun. Between the Ancient Egyptian exhibits and activities and the planetarium shows, the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is a great place to spend a day.