Friday, April 1, 2011
Touch Tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Students from P.S 201 in Queens visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art. We explored a sarcophagus and learned about the process of mummification and the afterlife. We looked at the head of the goddess Hathor and discussed the symbolism of the sun in Egyptian mythology. We went on to the Temple of Dendur to explore the Sphinx of Hatshepsut and other sculptures. Hassan, Justin and Samantha had tons of wonderful questions about the different kinds of materials that were used to build them, why they were part animal and part human , about pharaohs and much more.