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Ancient towns have left us with hieroglyphics, items that help us understand the way they lived, and even tombs. One of the keys to understanding the ancient civilization is the Rosetta Stone, which was discovered and helps us even today interpret the ancient writing of hieroglyphics. All of Egypt's history, religion, and beliefs are only some of the writings that are left. Some of the writings include proof that exotic plans did exist then that don't exist today. These writings have told the stories of all the kings and their rule.
The Egyptians made it easy to discover who they were and their customs by leaving their history in writing and drawings. At the Albany Institute of History and Art, there is an exhibit filled with Ancient Egyptian art. I, particularly, enjoyed this exhibit because of how realistic the artifacts were. Three in particular that caught my attention were the hieroglyphics display, the mummy of Ankhefenmut, and the containers used to hold the organs of mummies. The way that these specific exhibits are connected enhances the culture of the Egyptians back in the Ptolemaic kingdom.
Mysteries of the Ancient World For many centuries people have been fascinated by ancient cultures and treasures. During the last two centuries the science of archeology and modern inventions allowed people to get inside of the Egyptian and Mayan pyramids and discover the treasures of Egyptian pharaohs and Mayan rulers. Most of what we know about Egypt we owe to the pyramids. Thanks to Egyptian belief in the afterlife we can now find out about the civilization that existed nearly five thousand years ago. Egyptian culture is not the only culture that left us its heritage in pyramids.
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