Yesterday, my grandmother, brother, sister, and I all went up to Los Angeles. The King Tut Exhibition was on its final tour at The California Science Center. It was the 100 year anniversary of when the Tutankhamun Tomb was found in The Valley Of The Kings in Egypt. This tour is the last one ever before it returns to the Egyptian Museum of Cairo permanently. When my grandmother told me about the exhibition, I knew we had to go. I’ve been reminiscing on my time in Egypt so much lately and this was a great way to experience the culture once again.
We left our house at 10 and made it up to West Hollywood by 12:30. Our first stop was this awesome rooftop restaurant called Catch. Catch was covered in flowers and filled with the trendy L.A. folk, but the food and coffee were what we loved most. We ordered Shakshuka, a French Dip sandwich, and two fish-based meals. Then we tied up the meal with a slightly kinky chocolate dessert.
My sister decided that she wanted to have her 18th birthday dinner there, so I’m looking forward to seeing it again next month.
After lunch, we had about an hour and a half to spare before our tour at the Science Center started. Down the street was a variety of HypeBeast and high-end stores. We popped in a few of them, which I’ve learned is one of my brother’s favorite things to do. Then we loaded up in the car and finally set out for the Science Center.
The King Tut exhibition was absolutely amazing. I’m a huge history nerd and always had an affinity for Egyptology. At the bookstore at the University of Cairo, I bought a ton of books on Egyptian History, The Book of The Dead, and current political issues in the country.
The exhibition taught me a lot about the life and death of the young king. It also taught me a lot about the famous Egyptian burial and mummification process.
There were over 150 original artifacts, 60 of which have never been outside of Cairo. I saw the King’s own wishing cup, Egyptian God gilded figures, and the world-famous gold coffinette of the king. It’s always impressed me, how beautiful and intricate the art was 3,300 years ago. Being at the Science Center reminded me how much I loved going to museums. I made a mental note to make more of an effort to visit museums.
We ended our day with insanely delicious Korean BBQ at Park’s BBQ in Korea Town, LA. Beef dumplings and Kimchi fried rice opened our meal. Then we drove it home with all kinds of meats, including Wagu. I absolutely recommend this place. It’s a bit pricey, but definitely worth it.
Before we knew it, it was 7:00 and we had to hit the road. On the way home, we talked about the new puppy that my grandma was going to pick up the next day and made plans to go back to LA for more museums and good food. I said that I felt like I’ve been lacking the adventure in my life, but if I can have more days like that day in LA, I think I’ll be fine.
Next up, a road trip to Rosarito, Mexico!