Ancient Egypt

Length: 2 Pages 532 Words

ANCIENT EGYPT The primary objective of Business 0001 is to help students to become better acquainted with the University of Pittsburgh, and the city as a whole. Through this cultural assignment I decided to take use of the facilities offered by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. I used my University identification to gain free access to all exhibits, but decided to concentrate my observations toward the Egyptian exhibit at the museum. At first, attending the museum seemed like a lackluster experience that would provide little benefit to my overall understanding of others cultures. After attending this exhibit I left with an enriched knowledge and a greater love of natural and cultural history. I intended on giving the exhibit a quick walkthrough and then writing a paper ba Continue...

But as I began reading the informational plaques and looking at the wonderful recreations of typical Egyptian items, I became more interested in the exhibit and the culture as a whole. Going alone also allowed me to spend as much time as I wanted on whatever display I wanted to allocate that time for. Another display that drew my interest was that of the long Egyptian war ship. In the end, I ended up exploring the exhibit for an hour and a half and found myself wanting to know more about the ancient Egyptian societies. sed on the little understanding that I received from my visit. The additional information underneath the ship helped for museum visitors to fully understand the historical importance and the uses of the great ship. There were many other magnificent displays located within the Egyptian exhibit but telling of all of them would take up more then two pages. Although I did enjoy the knowledge and fun of the museum, the best part of the experience was that it was free with a University of Pittsburgh I. I attended it on occasion but it was due to "elementary and jr. I have lived in this city for my whole life, but have never taken full advantage of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. The mold of King Tut"tms coffin also gave insight into the mummification techniques used by the ancient Egyptians. These techniques proved to some of the most advanced mummification techniques in the world. The casket of King Tututankamun was by far the focal point of the exhibit.