Yesterday I took my youngest daughter Ellie over to Liverpool to see the Ancient Egyptian collection at the World Museum.
Before I get to that and, as an aside, I was astonished at the miles of cars queueing on the M60 to get into Manchester’s Trafford Centre Mall – I have never seen traffic as heavy in that area and suspect that the bargain hunters are out in force before the darkness falls on the economy. If we are all “consumed out” by the 5th January, does that mean that the wallets willÂ disappearÂ from the High Street? Hmmmm….
Back to Liverpool and the Egyptians.
Not the most exciting display for kids I have to say – largely due to the absence of dead bodies (always a winner – look at the success ofÂ Bodyworlds) but interesting for adults because of over 1,000 day to day artifacts andÂ trinketsÂ that gave an insight into everyday life along the Nile.
Those Egyptians loved:
- Their Gods (in the way that we love our soccer teams);
- TheirÂ PharaohsÂ (in the way that we “love” our politicians – my favourite exhibit was a papyrus letter from anÂ elderlyÂ general to a court official more or less stating “who the hell does thisÂ PharaohÂ think he is anyway?”);
- Their symbols, badges, icons and mementos – in the way that we love our brands.