Saturday, January 26, 2013

The British Museum part 1

This museum is the largest collection of world history anywhere.  It is so huge it would take days to cover it.  Only a few hours canvassing its many halls leaves a tourist, exhausted, hungry, and hot.  The Egyptian section starts with the Rosetta Stone, which helped modern linguists decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs.  It also houses a collection of mummies, of which I find gruesome.  Yet the cat mummies don't bother me.  There are huge heads of Egyptian pharaohs the overwhelm the puny human.  Such as Amenhotep III, who united the two Nile kingdoms, and Ramses II. 

"A large dark grey-coloured slab of stone with text that uses Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, demotic and Greek script in three separate horizontal registers"

No comments: