Wednesday, January 6, 2010


We were given free tickets to see the King Tut exhibit at the AGO yesterday. I love the AGO and was excited to take the children for the first time. Emma studied ancient Egypt in grade 7, so she was looking forward to seeing some of the artifacts. There was a very impressive 10-ft statue which is the largest image of King Tut ever unearthed. It was found at the remains of the funerary temple of two of his high officials.

I, personally, find Egyptian history somewhat fascinating but so very depressing. So much death and darkness and gods and egos. Yes, there was wealth and splendor, but what good was it? They did not take it with them when they died. And what about eternity?

Picture taking was not allowed in the exhibit, of course, but we took a few in the gorgeous Galleria Italia!


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