Walk like an Egyptian

Early yesterday morning (and I do mean early — we caught the 36 at 6:36 a.m.) I put aside my comment and spent the morning with the BFFs.  I had been dying to see the King Tut exhibit since I first heard it was coming to Chicago over a year ago, and I finally had convinced people to go with me.  I had heard that the exhibit was kind of lame, but, as a former Classical Civilizations major and thus ancient history nerd, I still wanted to see it.  I thought it was awesome.  There were a lot more high-quality pieces than I had expected to see, and I couldn’t get over the sheer amount of sparkly gold on everything.  (Plus, it got me really excited for my upcoming trip to Egypt in March!)  The exhibit could have benefitted from some more anthropological explanation which would have enhanced the understanding of the particular symbols — but I guess the museum was assuming you could then go visit their permanent exhibit on Egypt, which pretty much rocks.  Anyway, this is my endorsement — go see it, and go see it soon; it leaves on January 1, 2007.

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