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STOMP! and the Elgin Marbles

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 22 June 2007 | Views [431] | Comments [1]

So, last night we got tickets to STOMP! And it was pretty entertaining. It is as entertaining as it could be when they are making music out of brooms, trashcans and matchboxes. Unfortunately, I was not able to take any pictures of the performace.

Today we got to go to the British Museum. It was so massive that we did not even scratch the surface. But, we did see an exhibit that shows how many pills the average person will consume in their lifetime, interesting but kind of disturbing. We then looked at reliefs from the Assyrians, which were very detailed and had cuneform writing on them. We saw the Rosetta Stone and the Elgin Marbles. The Elgin Marbles were my favorite. There is a huge room of them, and they are amazing. There were other classical sculptures that were just as cool. We then went to the ancient Egypt room that contained a ton of mummies. There were two mummies that were not wrapped, but very well preserved....kind of eerie. I'll post some pictures when I get some free time...

This evening we went to the location of the original Globe Theatre, the Rose Theatre, a pub where both Shakespeare and Dickens hung out and a prostitutes grave yard. The grave yard was just recently discovered and it is believed to have the bones of the Winchester Geese. These were the prostitutes that worked for the Bishop of Winchester and there are supposedly hundreds of female bones in this area. It was kind of creepy.

Tomorrow we visit Parliament...should be interesting...

Tags: Culture

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Hi Alex,
Sounds like you are having an outstanding time! I hope you coninue to enjoy the sights and sounds of England. Lots of history to absorb! Maybe someday I'll get to England...and Ireland!!

Aunt Pat

  Aunt Pat Jun 22, 2007 1:54 PM

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