Mummies in San Jose!?! Baymonte’s 6th graders discovered this to be the case when they visited the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose. As a part of their studies of ancient civilizations, our students explored the largest collection of authentic Egyptian artifacts in the Western United States. Mummies, canopic jars, statues of Nefertiti, Cleopatra and Rameses, sarcophagi, game boards, pottery, musical instruments, jewelry, hieroglyphic writings, papyrus plants, amulets made of rare stones and even the royal ring of King Tut are a few of the interesting artifacts explored. The 6th graders investigated it all. “It was a really cool museum and the tour was interesting. I liked seeing all of the artifacts, the real pieces of history that we have been learning about in class,” noted one of the students that went on the field trip.