Saturday, February 17, 2007

Antique


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There's a lot of ANTIQUES at the R.O.M. (Royal Ontario Museum), but the Egyptian antiquities would have to be my favourites. This particular coffin may not be one of the more colourful and gold laden coffins on display, but I like it because of it's story. His name was Nakht, and he was a weaver from a small village on the banks of the Nile. He died almost 3000 years ago, and his family loved him enough to ensure that he was buried in a good quality coffin where his name and occupation were displayed for posterity. He may not have been Tutankhamun, but now, generations of people will know his name as they pass through the R.O.M. Here are his canopic jars which housed his vital organs.
Happy Photohunting!

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24 comments:

Caylynn said...

Great photos! I've enjoyed visiting the Egyptian antiquities at the ROM too. :) Thanks for providing the story behind these artifacts too!

My photo this week is also Egyptian. :)

Hootin'Anni said...

This is wonderful!
Ya, I think I'd have to agree about the Egyptian historical stuff in museums would intrigue me the most like you--------
My antiques photos have been posted. Happy weekend.

bbsgirl said...

those are very interesting photos. I'd love to go to a museum like that one day. I'm up too.

Viamarie said...

They are truly beautiful antique statues. Thanks for sharing a part of the Egyptian history.

Barbara H. said...

He probably never would have guessed that someone 3,000 years later would know his name and occupation. Neat photos!

Patti said...

I love ancient Egypt stuff, too. There is a pretty good collection at the Cleveland art museum, of all places.

Linda said...

Now those are definitely antiques! And the history behind them is always so fascinating, too.

Thanks for sharing - happy hunting!

ghee said...

Nice pictures,Angelo!

Nakht,thats quite an info :)
Didnt you have any goosebumps watching these so near?I feel like some spirits still live in there :)

I`ll remember the name of the Museum,it seems so interesting! :)

Have a great weekend,Angelo!
ingat sa snow ;)

Heart of Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing this great artifacts and for telling the colorful story behind it. Sorry you had some problems viewing my photo but thank you for dropping by.

Teena said...

I haven't been to the ROM in years!!

Mine's up too :)

srp said...

I saw some of the Egyptian exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC when we visited this summer. Some of the pieces are so colorful and amazing to know how they did the color and how on earth did it last all these years.

meeyauw said...

I thought only royalty were treated like that: that is nice that it was others, too. Those are great shots.

Leah said...

A visit to ROM is one of the family trips we've been planning. Been there once (dating days).

A great pick (again) for this week's theme.

I'm late in posting mine. It will be up shortly.

Shoshana said...

Those are really nice photos. I like the Egyptian Arts also. I think it's the lines. Lots and lots of neat lines.

tina said...

Wow.. so its placed in jars? the vital organs? ddnt know that... nice pictures..

oh and Kung Hei Fat Choi! :)

Puss-in-Boots said...

I love things Egyptian (maybe I was one in a past life?). Those are terrific photos and a very interesting explanation to go with it.

PastorMac's Ann said...

These are terrific. Perfect picks for "antique." Must be fantastic to see in person.

haze said...

Coucou Angelo ! I have always love Antiques! I just miss to see bahay kubo (nipa hut) pa nga eh :) ! What I would really like to see are mummies!!!

J'espère que tu n'est pas trop fatigue et deborder par le travail respose toi bien! Tu as vraiment besoin!

Gattina said...

I came for the tuesday cats, but at least found an egyptian one ! I have quite a few in my cat collection.

TorAa said...

Excellent and impressive entry. When seeing such old objects, I often wonder, how long will what we make today last?

ghee said...

Hi Angelo!! TGIF!!
time for a break,how about some cafe latte? :)

enjoy the rest of your night! :)
and ingat lagi,Angelo! ;)

Gina said...

We have visited the ROM a couple of times. Hubby & I made it a point to visit when they had the "ETERNAL EGYPT" Exhibit 2 yrs. ago. Very fascinating. Ancient Egyptian History is a subject we are so crazy about!

Morgen said...

Those are great photos. I need to go to this Museum! I'm an Egyptology nut, you see!
I have 4 (replica) canopic jars on my dresser in my bedroom, which is decorated like an Egyptian tomb!
Yes, I said I was a nut!
cheers,
mo
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Cameron said...

Those are just gorgeous, and so much history behind them.