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Ancient Egypt Comes To the Mojave

By December 9, 2010

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The Ancient Egyptians were certainly no strangers to heat and sand. And with their new residency at The Las Vegas Natural History Museum , this ancient culture is no longer strangers to Vegas residents either. As an added bonus Bank of America card holders can get free admission to The Las Vegas History Museum on the first weekend of every month.

Explore the world of Egypt's most famous Pharaoh, King Tutankhamun (King Tut to those whose Egyptian history schooling never passed the sixth grade level) by passing through the archways of his tomb and journeying to the distant past.

Housed in a brand new 4,000 square foot addition, "Treasures of Egypt" features artifact recreations of some of the era's best known pieces including the Golden Throne, chariots, the Golden Shrine and outer sarcophagus.

These replicas are one of only two sets authorized by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and are only a small part of the overall experience, where you can "scan" mummy, watch a film about the 1922 discovery of the tomb by archaeologist Howard Carter and build your own, vastly undersized, pyramid.

Visitors can also examine life as a commoner and realize just how similar Las Vegas was to the civilization that sprung up on the Nile so many millennia ago. Like us, they were dependent upon the water. Like us they have a world wonder in their backyard. Like us, they loved pomp and extravagance.

Admission

  • $10.00 Adults
  • $8.00 Seniors, military and students
  • $5.00 Children ages 3-11
  • FREE Children 2 and under, members
  • ASTC Member Passport Program
  • Hours of Operation

  • Open daily from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Opening at 11:00 am New Year's Day
  • Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving Day
  • Location

    900 Las Vegas Blvd N.
    Las Vegas, NV 89101

    (702) 384-3466

    Cross-streets are Las Vegas Blvd. and Washington.
    The Museum is adjacent to Cashman Center.

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