Hearst Castle is open and can be reached from the north via Highway 101 to Paso Robles and from the south via Cambria and Paso Robles.

These four pieces of art date from the New Kingdom. Sekhmet literally translates as “the powerful.” Depicted with the body of a woman and the head of a lioness, she was the bloodthirsty protector of Ra, the sun god.

Egyptian. Head on the left, 18th Dynasty; three others, 19th Dynasty. Granite Full figure with vein of feldspar, 5’10-1/2 x 20-1/2″ (179.1×52.1cm); 3/4 figure, 45-1/4 x 17-3/4″(114.9×45.1cm); chipped head, 19 x 19″(48.3 x 48.3cm); head with sundisk, 23 x 10″ (58.4 x 25.4cm). Hearst Monument Collection, South Esplanade.