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An Introduction to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

Welcome to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum!

Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America, including objects from the Predynastic Period through Egypt’s early Islamic Era. The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is also home to a beautiful collection of Mesopotamian artifacts showcasing a variety of examples of cuneiform inscriptions. Our collection, one of the few of its size on public display in the United States, features several fine examples of Sumerian, Akkadian and Elamite texts. Among the unique items in the collection are two rare seals bearing records and proclamations of Nebuchadnezzar II, as well as a Neo-Babylonian medical text and a tablet listing the names of the planets. The collection also includes many administrative texts and contracts, including a contract still sealed within its clay “envelope.” The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is proud to take part in the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative in order to make our collection available for worldwide study and appreciation.