Sunday, August 16, 2015

The British Museum

Hey everyone! This week we went to London to see the British Museum, which displays 80,000 objects, out of the 2 million they have collected. The first thing we did when we walked in was look up, and we saw the amazing roof! There was a lot to see so we got moving.  

We headed straight to the Rosetta Stone. The Rosetta Stone was the key to decciphering Egyptian Hieroglyphs, because written on it is a story, in 3 languages, Egyptian, Demotic, and Greek, making it easy to translate.

Then we headed to the Parthenon Galleries to see some amazing sculptures! We saw the Elgin Marbles, which were above the entrance to the Parthenon.

 Soon after, we saw some statues from Sargon the Great's time. 

When we toured through Ancient Europe we saw some old chessmen. It was cool to see what chess was like in the old times. 

After Europe we went to see a smaller version of a Moai, a huge monolithic human figure carving from Easter Island.

Wandering past him, we saw a cute little gold creature. Know where he's from?

Overall, I'd say the British Museum was totally EXCELLENT!

1 comment:

  1. This is great! I'd love to visit the British Museum one day. The Rosetta Stone looks particularly interesting. Your blog is terrific--can't wait to read more!