Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Petrie Museum - Touring Tuesday - Museum Mile

Our journey continues along The Museum Mile.  Please see a summary of the other museums in this collection here.  The Petrie Museum is another museum in the UCL Museums & Collections, and I previously visited the Grant Museum of Zoology.  

The Petrie Museum has one of the largest collections of Egyptian artifacts in the world.  I have very little information that I can share with you about what I saw as my knowledge about Egyptian history is paltry.  What I do know was learned at the British Museum and focuses mostly on mummies.  

I will let the photos do the talking today.  

I found this old soul quite interesting.  Apparently some people believed in burying their loved ones in terra cotta bowls.  

The museum had a table set up for children's activities.  They could explore with hieroglyphics through a matching game and write their name using the ancient alphabet.  

The Petrie Museum is located on the UCL campus and is free to visit.  It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 1:00-5:00.  It is located within a easy walk from Euston Square (Hammersmith & City, Circle Line, and Metropolitan Line), Warren Street (Northern Line and Victoria Line), and Goodge Street (Northern Line) Underground stations.

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