The Adventures of April

We shall not cease from exploration - And the end of all our exploring - Will be to arrive where we started - And know the place for the first time. -- T.S. Eliot

Sunday, February 25, 2007

'Ello, Mummy!

Say that with a British accent! So fun!

This Saturday Gabe and I went to Museo de la Nacion, quite a monumental building with endless rooms full of ancient pottery, carvings, tools, textiles, and more. We wandered for a bit, appreciating the handiness of civilizations that existed 4,500 years ago.

The coolest part of the visit was the mummy exhibit. That's right, mummies aren't just in Egypt! In some regions in Peru the environmental conditions facilitated the preservation of bodies, including the clothes, hair, skin, teeth, bones, nails, and more. The mummies were at least several hundred years old (possibly older) and most were wrapped in a crouched position with their hands around their head. There was also two baby mummies that would make perfect horror movie fodder.

Here are some pictures that we (illegally - I'm such a rebel!) took. Here's a lovely video of the experience.

The museum was so interesting and its outer steps so appealing that it inspired me to do this little dance on the way out. I'm never one to miss a chance to leap. Or to make a fool of myself.


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