may 18. 2010
Between studying Egypt in school, in the old testament, and Alex reading Red Pyramid, Egypt has become a constant conversational piece. I absolutely love it, as we have been able to delve deeper into this most intriguing time period.
Someone had mentioned the Michael C. Carlos museum at Emory had a permanent Egyptian display, so I looked them up, and low and behold, the day we were thinking about going, was national museum day, free to all, and so, we went! It was so fascinating!
We were able to see a duplication of the Rosetta Stone, a bust of Isiris, which we’ve learned about, Alex knew practically a little bit about everything from reading her book, and even explained the different markings on the large water jug(probably has a better official name than that), where it was buried half-way underground to keep the water cool. Even the cool bathtub with the hole on one side at the bottom to drain the water. Sounds familiar! A few of the sarcophagus’ still contained mummies. And the girls had fun talking and learning about the amulet’s that Alex had learned about. Alex wasn’t willing to leave, until she had bought an amulet from the gift store, using her own allowance money even. She still wears it, and loves it!
It’s wonderful to be able to see, read, and touch all that we are learning about. I’m getting a tremendous education myself!
Unfortunately, I couldn’t use flash in the museum, so my ISO was cranked to the highest, and the quality of the pic’s aren’t great, but better than nothing!