Exploring the British Museum

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Nicole: “We then traveled to the British Museum and accidentally ran right into the Rosetta Stone. The building itself is so beautiful with its pristine white floors and walls and glass ceiling. The museum is so large that we became distracted and lost direction. How ironic to run right into the Rosetta Stone, the epitome of a key and guidance…We then traveled through the ancient Egypt section. Ali and I were fascinated by the rolls of papyrus that still existed…I was mesmerized by the tombs and burial boxes. The CAT scans showing the artifacts left inside the bodies, including internal organs and memorials to Gods were also amazing. I saw the burial wrap with the body of Cleopatra inside!”