Thursday, 31 July 2008
Overheard at the museum
Two interesting incidents happened at the museum the other day.
The desk I sit at is next to a large wooden solar boat from the Old Kingdom (not THAT large though). Two men came up to me as I was working, and after looking at the boat intently, asked me with a very serious tone - "Is this Noah's ark?". I didn't really know how to respond, especially since the question couldnt have been more sincere. When they realized it was a 'faroun' boat, they were very disappointed and walked away.
I overheard another group of tourists ask their guide if the Pharaohs were Muslim.