We went to the British museum the other day. This is quite an engaging museum with many different sections, we were only really able to see two the day we went but found them to be very interesting.
Egyptian history is always so impressive as it always seems so far and so mysterious. They had built such large and impressive monuments so long ago (up to 2750BC) that were built to last forever and still it seems there is no real explanation as to how everything was built or even moved around.
Nearly 3000 years old, the Rosetta stone is the remaining part of a larger manuscript. It was written in hieroglyphs and translated in to Greek and Demotic.
Many of the statues made by the Egyptians were created to ensure their survival in the afterlife. Some of these were colossal!
This is one of a pair of human headed lions, they stood at the doorway and offered mystical protection.
The Royal Lion Hunt
In 645 BC Lion hunting was the sport of kings.
The lions would then be shot at