This blog is about my travels. At home in New Zealand, in other parts of Oceania, North, Central and South America and in Europe.
From Aberdeen I caught the train to Edinburgh and from Edinburgh down to London.
The first sight I visited when I got to London was the British Museum.
There are some pretty amazing things in the museum. I particularly liked an interactive exhibit of ancient coins, you can chat with one of the historians from the museum about them.
There are artifacts from ancient civilizations. Winged horse men built to stand by the tomb of an Assyrian King, a bust of Alexander the Great, the famous Benin Bronzes from Nigeria, friezes from ancient Egyptian tombs. The relics of all these ancient civilizations remind me how the present is just a passing moment, and how important it is to make the most of it! The author of one of the translated inscriptions from ancient Levant in 1400BC had the same thought - the inscription read:
"Follow your heart while you're alive. Put perfume on your head, Clothe yourself in fine linen... Make holiday and don't tire of it!"
The last thing I went to see was the famous Parthenon sculptures. They are incredible works of art. More than 2,000 years old, the Parthenon was built at the top of the acropolis in Ancient Athens. It was built for Athena, goddess of wisdom. The pantheon was taken from Greece to England in 1801, and the controversy over it's ownership continues to this day.
I am a traveller from New Zealand. My blog is to inform friends and family about my adventures. I hope you enjoy it!