On the 23rd of April we went to Ueno zoo and the Tokyo National Museum by train. When we went to the museum we had to choose four different objects to write about.
An object I chose was the Terracotta Ram. The terracota Ram was excavated in Syria and made in Syria. It was made in the Iron age from around 600 – 300 B.C.E. It is made of stone and I think it was only used for decoration, maybe jewelry and trading. I think they made it because it looked like a ram and maybe there were quite a few at that time, to make it popular enough.
I think this Object is interesting because most of the other things in the museum were not animals but this one was one of the only objects which were an animal. It is connected to our silk road unit because it was traded along the large area.
Another object I chose was the Pasherienptah Mummy. It was excavated in Thebes, Egypt and mummified in Thebes. It was probably made in 945 – 730. The person who was mummified was named Pasherienptah, son of Ankhut, who was in the 22nd dynasty.
I Chose this object because it was a very interesting mummy. I think this mummy is interesting because it has a small red circular red hole. I think this was because a rat must of some how got into the body. I also think it’s interesting because the skull is still in form and visible. This is maybe connected to our silk road unit because it was a mummy made in China so China might have got the jewels which it put in the coffin of the mummy from other countries.