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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is at 1660 Park Ave. (between Naglee and Randol aves.) in the city's historic Rose Garden neighborhood. The museum building, modeled after the Temple of Amon in Karnak, Egypt, houses the largest collection of authentic ancient Egyptian artifacts in western North America.

The collection includes mummies, ancient ritual objects, textiles, musical instruments, toys, jewelry and objects from daily and temple life. Other highlights include an underground tomb and Babylonian, Sumerian and Assyrian artifacts, including seals and tablets with examples of early writing.

Rosicrucian Park is also home to the Rosicrucian Peace Garden, an educational garden authentic to the 18th dynasty of ancient Egypt. It features an outdoor temple, arbor, plants and a reflection pond, as well as the a research library containing rare books on esoteric and mystical subjects, the Rosicrucian Labyrinth and the Alchemy Garden.

Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.

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