Monday, March 30, 2009

He Coulda Won a Grammy ...

On Friday March 13th, we went to Dallas to see King Tut. Well, his treasures anyway.

I wasn't allowed to take pictures of the artifacts, but Floyd's Ancient Wonders Blog was evidently able to sneak a camera in.

The piece above was on the head of Tutankhamun when they found him.

Tutankhamun's name in heiroglyphics.

There's a cool story about the scarab in the above picture. It was carved from obsidian glass which may have been formed by a meteorite. (Watch out for the auto-start music!)

The tour ended with a sign that said this exhibit had hopefully honored Tutankhamun's memory and given him the eternal life which he had so eagerly sought.

Not 50 feet away from the aforementioned sign, the gift shop had this tacky Tut tissue box for sale. What kind of afterlife is this?
But then these stuffed camels were kinda cute.

We met up with our great niece and her fiance, both of whom blog also. It was good to see them again.

The next day, we went to the Dallas Museum of Nature and Science to see dinosaur bones found in the Big Bend area of Texas.

Robert digging for plaster casts of dinosaur bones.

We almost visited Rick Atchley's church on Sunday, but my tired family was ready to come home, so that's what we did.


jel said...

that is soooooooo cool!

and i love that song ! that was my year Sr"79"

David Kirk said...

jel: thank you for reading my writings. you are wiser than me!

Granny J said...

Wow! Quite an awesome adventure. The cow with the tears makes me think of French clowns! But my favorite is the asp that grows bird's wings.

David Kirk said...

Granny: You are more observant than me. I didn't notice the cow's tears, nor did I notice that the winged creature was an asp. Thanks!

Matthew said...

This stuff would be cool to see.

David Kirk said...

Matthew: Yep. It was fun. Thanks for reading!

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