Day 66-Part I
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Just when you think you have seen it all…Mary and I discovered yet another treasure in the city of Oxford, The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. (first picture) This is the official museum of Oxford University. It is the oldest museum in Britian. It began in 1683. It would have been impossible for us to have seen everything that is housed in this building of treasures. Therefore we decided to follow the guide book and looked at the top ten exhibites and other artifacts that caught our eyes on the way.
Believe it or not, the first item we saw came from Virginia. It was Chief Powhatan’s mantel dating circa 1638. (second picture) We also saw Lawrence of Arabia’s robe, a painting by Van Gogh, ancient musical instruments and a human skull that is dated over 1.8 million years ago.
The exhibit I was most facsinated with was the Mummy of Meresamum. (third picture) This is dated about 830-715 BC. Can you imagine looking at the remains of a person that existed 800 years before the birth of Jesus Christ? I was blown away yet again. As I keep saying, we could not begin to take it all in.
I count it all joy,