Tuesday, January 27, 2009

King Tut

Hubs and I went to see the King Tut Exhibit in Atlanta a couple weeknds ago. You can view some of the artifacts on their website I love history and everthing it about it....yeah my high school history teachers would drop their mouth right about now. I discovered this in my college years and surprisingly my interest helped me get A's in a few history/western civilization classes.

I suppose the most intersting thing was the canopic jars that held an organ of the mummy. Apparently they did not think the brain was an important organ because they did not put this in a jar.


Kelly said...

Thats cool about the jars. I never knew that! Thats kinda weird. I really like my Egyptian name! Hehe..thanks

GrandmaKathleen said...

I love Egyptian art, I practically lived at the RI School of Design Museum,(my home away from home) where there is an actual mummy in a coffin.
The Museum’s Egyptian galleries feature the coffin and mummy of the priest Nesmin, burial objects, and a first-class collection of faience. Egyptian faience is a non-clay ceramic displaying surface vitrification which creates a bright blue-green luster. It is called "Egyptian Facience"