The museum really is too large to be seen in one afternoon, with historical artifacts from China, Japan, Australia, different parts of Africa and the Middle East, and Native cultures such as the Inca and Maya. The first exhibit I found myself in was only appropriate: Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization. These objects (tools, carvings, and various objects of the like) dated from 6000-1500 BC; it was beyond comprehension. Centuries before anyone even knew just how big the world was and how many places it contained, these tools were used to maintain one of the world’s earliest people.
|This is a granite stela from the tomb-chapel of important officials|
who served under Pharaoh Nebamun.
by: Adam Troxtell