Friday, October 29, 2010

Egypt joins the ranks!


So I just found out that our Melbourne Museum will be hosting a new Egyptian Exhibition, about King Tutankhamun! The exhibition will host treasures from his tomb, it will be coming here in April next year!! I'm very excited, when I was in Germany last year I went to an Tutankhamun exhibition where they showed replica's from his tomb and I really enjoyed it! On it's way to Australia this will be the last time these artifacts leave Egypt as a new museum is already being built to host them in Giza. Already I'm very excited, the Pompeii exhibition was a huge hit so undoubtedly this will be too!


Monday, October 25, 2010


So I came across this trailer on youtube depicting a film with Rachel Weisz named Agora. The film is based on real events detailing the life of Hipatia a philosopher and scholar who lived in Roman-Egypt. She was a mathematician, astrologer and scientist! Yes she sounds pretty amazing, particularly considering the time she was living in. Hipatia was born in Alexandria in Egypt at ~ 350 C.E. and was the daughter of the curator of the Museum of Alexandria. Her father tutored her in various subjects from a young age. However when the Christians rose to power she was shunned for being a pagan, and ultimately for . One day when she was in a carriage, she was pulled out of it by an angry group of people, stripped naked and beaten until she died. Her body was then burnt. Sadly all her works were also burnt and destroyed.

She is quite an interesting person and it's a shame that we don't have a lot of material about her or written by her! So I'm hoping to watch the movie soon :)


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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Awesomeness on my wrist.

Hey guys

Just wanted to reminisce on the events that took place today-

a). I had a very interesting lecture on the Roman hero, and they were quite different to the Greek heroes, particularly in their importance to society as a whole. I will be doing a post on this in the near future!
b). Had a fabulous lunch with Lenka :D
c). We were shopping, and about to walk out of Sportsgirl, when this I saw this bracelet out of the corner of my eye. I turned around, and I picked it up and lo and behold! It had a coin on it with Alexander the Great!!!! All I did was gasp, and just go "OMG ALENKA!!"
It was epic, so we both got one to remember better times!!

Here it is
btw after all the searching for a piece of Greek related jewellery I finally got one!! YAY!


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