I was watching a show on the Pharaohs and it made me think back to Egypt and the Cairo museum. It is one of the most amazing museums in the world with 100K artefacts on display and another 140K in storage. The King Tut exhibit is rich beyond measure (and he was a minor Pharaoh).
In one room, they have mummies of Queens and Kings that are as old as 3,000 years and you can still see features, hair and even skin.
But you have to wonder, when they agreed to be embalmed, did they think through the fact that their mighty reign would be relegated to a tourist display, for millions to see?
I would bet not.