For this weekend’s Archaeology Club we went to the National Geographic Museum where there’s an exhibit on the queens of Egypt. In school you learn about the men who ruled over Egypt, the Pharaohs, King Tut, Amenhotep, Rameses I through XI, etc. But Egypt had some powerful female figures as well. Nefertiti. Hatshepsut. Nefertari. Tiye. Ankhesenamun. Isetnofret. Cleopatra VII.
The exhibit highlighted hundreds of ancient artifacts, some thousands of years old. The 3D virtual tour of one of the most beautiful and well-preserved tombs in the Valley of the Queens was absolutely cool. Literally felt like you were walking through the ornate tomb. And the thousands of years old paper, somehow preserved all these years.