I have always been fascinated by ancient Egypt. Likely due to the fact that one of my earliest memories with my Dad was when he took me to see Mummies at The Brooklyn Museum when I was a maybe 4 or 5. Watching The Mummy movies and flicks like the Ten Commandments only reinforced my interest in the ancient world.
The Mets new Middle Kingdom exhibition is pretty awesome and I strongly recommend any fellow Egyptologists to go see it for themselves. See below a number of pics to whet your appetite, but before you get to the pics…one of my favorite poems Ozymandias…
I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert . . .
Near them, on the sand,Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’