03 July 2009

Objects of Times Past


Here is a picture of the Egyptian predecessor of a phrasebook, the Rosetta Stone from 196 BC (though the photograph is more recent, of course).  We can often look at important objects such as this in museums.

Here is the Wikipedia article on the Rosetta Stone.  That is where I found the picture.  How much of your travel time is spent in museums? Is it time well spent?

Can you decipher the objects you see in museums?  Are virtual online tours beforehand a good preparation for a visit?  Which is your favourite museum, and why?

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