Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mom had basically one full day in NYC. First stop, the Egyptian wing of the Met. Unbelievable.
Mom at the beginning of the Egyptian wing. 
This is the temple at Dendur. It was moved from Egypt, stone by stone. It was in an area that would become flooded after building a dam in the 1960s. 
 Four statues of the Goddess Sakhmet
 Statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III

 Graffiti! Can you believe that people vandalized this ancient wonder? 

 The Sphinx of Hatshepsut  Hatshepsut was a female Pharaoh. This statue is made of granite and was smashed into pieces. The archaeologists put it back together again. Simply amazing. 

Outside the museum

If you ever get a chance to visit the Met, do it. It's donation based (which is great for people on a budget). If you are a history or art nerd, you can spend a lifetime in there. Mom only got about an hour, but it was worth it. If you can't make it to NYC, visit the website. Much better pictures than mom's and fascinating facts. 


  1. I loves loves loves the pix of your adventure. Mommy #2 read a book not long ago that took place in the Met Egyptian exhibit. The pix brought back memories of the story to her.
    Love Noodles

  2. That is one fantastic museum
    Lily & Edward

  3. Looks like a fascinating place to visit!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  4. A year ago I was at this place too!