Meg has been excited to see the Queens of Egypt exhibit because she has been taking an online reading course about Ancient Egypt. She aspires to be an archaeologist, so she is our resident expert on all things ancient. Clare will be studying ancient cultures in school this coming year and she has an ongoing fascination with Egyptian princesses as you can see from her most recent Halloween costume. (Meg is the mummy. I have no idea if I can make an Egyptian connection to Anne's Ninja Turtles costume.)
We enjoyed the Queens of Egypt exhibit quite a bit. While the older girls were disappointed there was no virtual reality element, there is an amazing 3D exploration of the tomb of Nefertari. Additionally, the accompanying displays were far more extensive than the displays for the Tomb of Christ. A scavenger hunt, provided by the museum, helped us to fully explore these displays. Anne and I learned about the shabtis, tiny wooden statues that were included in the tomb to provide workers for the afterlife. Here is a picture of Anne trying to look scared of the shabtis.