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Place yourself in an ancient world On September 28th 2000 my boyfriend and myself attended the Metropolitan Museum of Art located in New York City to visit an archeological exhibit on Egyptian Art Located in the first floor off 83rd street and Fifth Avenue the exhibit consists of thirty-two galleries each illustrating a time period in Egyptian history It is difficult to elucidate the colossal impact this exhibit delineates But given the chance in this essay I will try to depict to the reader how The Metropolitan Museum of Art has successfully designed an overall picture that reflects the aesthetic values history religious beliefs and daily life of the ancient Egyptians over the entire course of their great civilizationWithin the walls of this vault-like exhibit area you will find precious jewels stone carvings and giant tombs While many of the precious pieces of art lie behind glass walls some of the most impressive stone carvings and slabs lie right in the middle of the floor with nothing between you but the temptation to touch I was transported to a world long gone and I found myself feeling faint The collection consists of approximately 36000 objects dating from the Paleolithic to the Roman period ca 300000 BC 4th century AD as seen in Gallery 1 in a time line against the wall According to Mrs Robins at the information desk the collection derived from the Museums thirty-five years of archaeological work in Egypt beginning in 1906 by Mr J Perpont Morgan the Museums president until his death in 1913 After his death the museum conducted fourteen seasons of excavations at Lisht artifacts seen in Gallery 10- Middle Kingdom- Lisht Mr Albert M Lithgoe a famous American Egyptologist led the early excavation teams and he was the first curator of the Department of Egyptian Art As the years passed more and more discoveries were made like in the tomb of the early Middle Kingdom Chancellor Meketre In
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