Saturday, February 17, 2007

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Antique

From Merriam-Webster Online:
1 : existing since or belonging to earlier times : ANCIENT <antique trade routes to the Orient>
2 a : being in the style or fashion of former times <antique manners and graces> b : made in or representative of the work of an earlier period <antique mirrors>; also : being an antique

Tablet of Hieroglyphics (Click photo for a larger image)

This is a tablet of hieroglyphics from Munich's Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. It has certainly existed since, and belongs to, earlier times. It was wonderful to visit the museum and see and touch real ancient Egyptian artifacts! Ancient Egypt has always fascinated me and my husband and I hope to visit Egypt next fall and visit the pyramids and many other ancient Egyptian sites.
You can read more about Munich's Egyptian museum and see more photos here.



44 comments:

Hootin'Anni said...

Wonderful. Some things like this just give chills they're so priceless!!!
My antiques are posted....drop by if you can!!

Connie said...

Visiting Egypt next fall is certainly something to look forward to...A place full of amazement.

Great photo for today's theme.

Take care,
Connie
My photo is up.

Viamarie said...

This is really a historical treasure.
Thanks for sharing it.

Cheers to your day!

Maribeth said...

That's a wonderful museum. I spent a day there and knew it simply wasn't enough. So much history!

Gattina said...

Oh yes ! you HAVE to make a cruise on the Nile ! It's wonderful and not expensive at all ! Best time indeed is spring or fall, otherwise it's far too hot ! When we did it with an American couple in July a few years, we had to do the visits from 6.30 a.m until 11.30, because at noon the temperature was 50°C ! Impossible to stay outside !

Child of God said...

Oh wow...that's a great picture. We have a huge collection of Egyptian artifacts in our Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and they've always fascinated me.

Thanks so much for sharing and for stopping by my post.

Child of God said...

Hi, it's me again. I left you a message on your guestbook over at Mills in Munich and would like for you to respond.

THANKS!!!!!!!!

eija said...

I don't think I visited that museum when I visited Münich - but I did browse through several ones. The toy museum was a treat! Wonder if it still exists...
Thanks for stopping by :)

Tracie B. said...

i was all thinkin' mine was old...

Carol said...

I love anything having to do with the antiquities of Egypt. Don't know if you're aware the King Tut exhibition is currently in Philly until Sept. 30th.

Here's the website in case you're interested in getting tickets.

Tutankhamun at the Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philly

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Cheers!

srp said...

I wonder if my brother has been to that museum. He performs quite often with the Munich Opera. I just couldn't figure out how the colors on the raised relief managed to survive and still be so vivid after so many thousands of years.

Amy in NY said...

We've been studying ancient world history in school. i'd love to travel to Egypt someday.
Thanks for the photo, it's beyond "antique -- it's Ancient!!

Jane said...

Funny, I used the definition in my post, too.:)

What a wonderful thing to see. We were only in Munich for one day--on a Sunday--so we saw almost nothing. I'll have to add that to my list of things to see when I go back.

pat said...

Isn't that amazing!!! Great photo!

Happy Saturday!

Linda said...

Now that is beyond antique! And totally fascinating!

Thanks for stopping by!

superkimbo said...

Oh, I miss Munich! We lived there for 5 years, in Nymphenburg. How did you end up in Munich?

Great photo by the way :)

eph2810 said...

Great picture for this week's theme. You can actually touch the exhibition? That is so cool. We have a science museum here in the valley where you touch and experience the things displayed :)

Have a wonderful weekend...

Expat Traveler said...

I get this feeling of amazement looking that that!

I'm not 100% sure if the einstein house is open anymore, but check up on the web for more info! A trip to bern won't be missed anyhow since there so much packed into old town!

Teena said...

Wow! Very cool!

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Jane said...

Very cool. My mom and I went to the King Tut exhibit in Miami last year and the art was amazing. Even more amazing was how well preserved everything was.

Barbara H. said...

How exciting it would be to touch something that old and know you're touching history.

guppyman said...

I always wondered if things like this were just somebodies grocery list... Or maybe an ancient blog?

GoofyJ said...

gorgeous! I love Egyptian history, it is so fascinating. Great photo for todays theme. Mine is up. :)

Ma said...

Awesome choice! The hawai'ians have petroglyphs. some day I'll put some pictures of it up.

Thanks for stopping by.

mar said...

Just wonderful, I love these type of antiques... Hope you make it to Egypt next fall so that we can enjoy the pics!
Happy saturday!

Heart of Rachel said...

That's lovely. I'm fascinated with Egyptian artifacts because of their beauty and the amount of hard work put into them. Thanks for visiting me earlier.

Deb said...

That's such a beautiful piece of art and history. Great choice for today's theme!

Hope you have a lovely day :)

PowersTwinB said...

Ok, you win! this is the OLDEST antique I've seen! lol...great photos....

Jennifer said...

Wow! I know how you feel about seeing something like this in person. When we saw the Rosetta stone, it was a bit surreal. I'd love to visit Egypt if the political climate was a bit more stable...

Blessings-
Jennfier

Anita said...

Wonderful picture! I'm fascinated with Ancient Egypt too, so I really enjoyed looking at this.

amy said...

How cool is that! this is one of theb est I have seen this week

Incog & Nito said...

Fantastic. Egypt is on my list of places to travel to and to see all that history - amazing. Happy weekend.

Frances said...

I love wandering through the Egyptian exhibits at the museum. Wonder what it would be like to suddenly transported back then. What would the language sound like? Imagine watching the pyramids being built. Now you got me daydreaming lol.
Thanks for sharing

meeyauw said...

They actually let you touch the artifacts? That's fantastic! Lovely item. Thank you!

Melli said...

Oh my gosh! That definitely WOULD be cool -- to visit and see up close and personal ancient hieroglyphics! What a great photo for today!

TorAa said...

Excellent antique entry. It's even older than the classic term of Antique.

Formidable entry.

Must be a runner up:))

=^.^=

Angelo said...

Cool Caylynn, we both had Egyptian antiquities for our photohunts! I've always be facinated by them too, I hope to visit Egypt sooner than later :) Happy Hunting!

Lisa Renee said...

Nicely done photo, that would definitely be antique. Have a fantastic week and thank you for visiting me.

:-)

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Well, you've certainly won the "oldest antique"prize so far!

Come visit me if you have time. I posted some really cool Antique books

PastorMac's Ann said...

Beautiful photo! Wonderful choice for The Hunt. I love museums.

Crystal said...

Wow, what a fascinating thing. I hope you get to visit Egypt, that would be such a neat trip.

Thanks for sharing the photo. Happy hunting!

GEWELS said...

Oh how I would love to visit Egypt. The archaeology fascinates me. Great shot.

Bernard said...

This is REALLY ancient!

Sunflower said...

It is a nice antique.

I will Exercise for Comments!
Sunflower