Third day: Tower Bridge and British Museum
Trip Start Jan 05, 2010
12Trip End Jan 27, 2010
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We then decided to go see the London Bridge (I couldn’t get the childhood song about
After we were able to get some fun pictures of the Tower Bridge, I decided to split from the group and took a trip to the British Museum. I read that it was near our hotel, and I had seen an advertisement on the underground about an exhibit that they were holding about the life of the Aztecan leader, Moctezuma. He was the last elected ruler of the Aztecs before the Spanish took control. The exhibit was fascinating to me because it covered a lot of what I will be learning while I go abroad in Oaxaca for the semester. There was a model of the Templo Mayor in the exhibit, which is one of the sites that we will be visiting while in Oaxaca. Templo Mayor is Spanish for "Great Temple." It is located on a spot where, according to Mexican myth, an eagle was seen perched on a cactus. Templo Mayor was the principle ritual setting for the people of the city (Tenochtitlan). Here they marked the seasonal cycle of religious festivals, the investiture of kings, victory celebrations, and the funeral rights of lords and leaders.
Another amazing artifact that I was able to see at the British Museum was the Rosetta Stone!! I learned about the stone for the first time in 6th grade, and ever since I have wanted to
Tomorrow we are leaving the hotel at 9AM to see another museum as a class, then we have Monday as a free day. I think I am going to visit Madame Tussauds Wax museum!