Galileo at The Met

The Galileo School is spending Friday nights at The Met!  The antiquities class is reading Herodotus and touring the museum for relevant artifacts.  We got there a little early this Friday to check out The Mesopotamian artifacts before class.  It turns out that we know a lot about Mesopotamia!  Thanks to our studies and our crash course at Yale we were able to identify many of the objects at The Met.  It was so exciting for the kids to recognize an artifact and be able to share an explanation and/or description.  Our enthusiasm caught the attention of a Met tour guide and resulted in Payton giving an in-depth description of an ancient bowl used to ward off evil spirits to a group of museum visitors!  She even remembered that the writing was Aramaic and received a round of applause.  I was so proud of all three of them!

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