The founder of AMORC, Dr. Harvey Spencer Lewis (Ph.D., F.R.C.), was a collector of various artifacts with mystical symbolism, some of them from the East. In 1921 he helped financially the archaelogical excavations at Tell el Amarna (the city of the King Akhenaten) of the Egypt Explorations Society of Boston by receiving donations from AMORC members. In return, Egypt Explorations Society donated several Egyptian antiquities to AMORC.
By that time the museum managed to become unique by:
A notable activity took place in 1999 when the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum started the travelling exhibition "Women of the Nile" accompanied by lots of lectures. "Women of the Nile" travelled across the United States of America and Canada, and continued until 2001. In 2000-2002 a stone figure of Cleopatra VII travelled in Rome, London and Chicago in similar exhibitions.
Visitors to the museum will notice Taweret at the entrance, the Ancient Egyptian hippopotamus-like goddess of pregnant women and childbirth.
Rosicrucian Order, AMORC continues to support and expand the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and its educational and scientific activities.