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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: Mummy Secrets of the Tomb

Friday, July 27th, 2012

We went to a fascinating exhibit at the VFMA called Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb. The entire exhibit focused on the mummy of the priest Nesperennub (c. 800 BC) and how scientists use imaging techniques to unlock his secrets.

Secrets of the Tomb

The exhibit included a 3-D movie with 3-D Egyptian-eye glasses:
3D movie

And afterward Sam and Benjamin enacted their own Egyptian mysteries outside:

Sam & Benjamin outside the VMFA

23 February 2012

The British Museum

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

We spent two weeks in the UK, visiting our old home and friends in Brighton. On 11 October 2011, we spent an afternoon at the British Museum touring the Egypt and Assyria exhibits.


6-year old Sam in London:
Sam in London

Inside the Museum:
British Museum

The Rosetta Stone:
Rosetta Stone

The Lion Gates of Nimrud:
Nimrud Gates

The Flood Tablet (Gilgamesh!):
The Flood Tablet

Canopic Jars:
Canopic jars

Nectanebo II’s Sarcophagus:
Nectanebo II