Egyptians: Best Jewelry Creators Of All Time May 28, 2018 22:02
I just got back from an amazing weekend in NYC with my husband and oldest daughter. We took in the sights, ate everything in sight, and tracked over 20K/day on the Apple activity tracker. It was an action packed three days of fun.
On a rainy morning, we decided to tour a few exhibits at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Met is one of the most fantastic places to visit in NYC, or arguably, the country. Not only is the architecture of the building amazing, but it houses some of the best works of art. We only spend a few hours, only enough to scratch the surface
In my opinion, the Egyptian exhibit was by far the most interesting collection. It was a comprehensive collection of tombs, many with hieroglyphics still visible. Many statues of stone were still preserved, just as they would have appeared 4,000 years ago. Without question, Egyptians were ahead of their time in math, architecture and preservation.
A large part of the collection was jewelry discovered in tombs. As you can see, the detail is outstanding and truly works of art. I found that much of the jewelry could be worn today, and still look fashionable.
If you'd like to read more about the The Met's Egyptian Art exhibit, please visit www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/curatorial-departments/egyptian-art. Make sure to schedule time to visit on your next NYC trip!