Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Quest for Immortality

Taking advantage of free adimission to Singapore National Museum, I went for the Quest for Immortality - The World of Egypt exhibition.

It is still Chinese New Year, I didn't expect the museum would be this packed.  To get into the Quest for Immortality exhibition at Gallery 2, we waited for about 1 full hour.  While waiting, some MediaCorp reporter was there shooting news clips.  He interviewed a couple of people, asking them how they feel about the long waiting time. 

We got into the gallery at around 11.45am.  The size of the exhibition is small, comparing with what you can see in Louvre Museum or the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy.  The exhibits are mostly small in size, but quite intricate.  For someone who has never seen Egyptian artifacts before, this exhibition is really an eye-opener.  It also saves you the trouble to travel to Egypt or Europe to admire this great ancient civilization.

The highlight of the exhibition is none other than the mummies.  They have quite a number of colorful mummy coffins on display, and they have a real mummy at the exhibition too.  

Another interesting display is the ancient Egyptian picture characters.  They are so vivid.  Birds, humans, animals, they are words and they look so lively even after so many thousands of years.

This exhibition is worth a visit if you are a fan of ancient Egyptian culture.  You can find more details about the exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore website.

If you want to know more about the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy, you can check out my previous post here.

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