New Egyptian Hall

170 Piccadilly,
London, W1J 9EJ

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GaryParks on November 8, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Appropriately enough, in the 19th Century, the “old” Egyptian Hall was used to display genuine Egyptian antiquities, among other curiosities. Pioneering Italian explorer Giovanni Belzoni mounted a very impressive exhibition following his discovery of the plundered, but still very spectacular and artifact-laden tomb of pharaoh Seti I, the king played by Sir Cedric Hardwicke in DeMille’s 1956 “The Ten Commandments”.