Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose

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1342 Naglee Ave in San Jose 408-947-3635

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    Travel to Ancient Egypt in San Jose

    by matthieuxjames Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Obelisk

    This beautiful museum and park are in the middle of San Jose, yet when you're there it's easy to forget everything except the ancient architecture and artifacts which are close enough to touch. Walk down into, and through, a life-sized Ancient Egyptian burial vault, complete with antiqued hieroglyph paintings and much, much more. Check out my travelogue for more info and photos.

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    by Jim_Eliason Written Mar 6, 2010

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    This museum features the collection of Egyptian antiquities collected by the Rosicrucian order over the years. The Museum is very interesting but I was a little dissapointed by the amount of reproduction at the museum.

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    Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

    by trvlrtom Written Sep 29, 2007

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    By the museum entrance

    The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is an unlikely but welcome attraction in Silicon Valley. It is a big draw for school groups, but is just as much a place for adults to explore. It has a strong museum collection, a beautiful garden area (San Jose has a perfect climate for this), and a library research area. The building was architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, and has the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts o in the western US.

    The Italian restaurant across the street on the corner, Antonella's, has been a neighborhood mainstay for several years and is a good and convenient place to eat. There is a covered outdoor eating area. Hoover Middle School, directly across the street from the museum, is worth taking note of: it is a fine example of California Spanish Revival architecture, very popular in the 1920s and early 1930s. The school theater is now a community theater, where some pretty good shows take place from time to time.

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    Egyptian History in the middle of Concrete Jungle

    by ismailb Written Jan 3, 2006

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    The rosicrucian musuem at San Jose was one of the first egyptian musuems in the world and is well over a 100 years old founded by the rosicrucian order(society like the free masons , etc ) . The entire park is really well built and resembles a egyptian temple complex. The musuem is a worth see. Students get discount 7$, so do seniors and children. The surrounding homes and schools are also done up with the typical egyptian architecture and art work.

    To get there take bus routes 22/522(1.75$) from downtown and get off at the junction of naglee av and alamaeda rd .

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    Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

    by Anthro Updated Aug 8, 2003

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    The Egyptian Museum is an interesting place to see ancient artifacts and narrative recreations of Egyptian life. I went as a child and it is very informative for interested visitors. They offer tours of their tomb and there are mummies on display. For the size, I think it has an appealing collection

    Open Tues-Sunday Only! Adults are $9, Students/Seniors $7, Kids 5-10 are $5, Kids 4 and under are free.

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    Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

    by Tom_Fields Written Oct 27, 2005
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    Modeled on the Egyptian temple at Karnak, this museum has the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities on the West Coast. Guided tours are available.

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