Whoops, I was interrupted and posted the above instead of saving it!!!!!
Yesterday was not a good day, after I left the exhibition I went to do my weekly shop and the clutch on my car snapped. That will curtail my shopping at the Knit and Stitch this week.
Apart from the exhibition I was going to tell you about my visit to the British Museum this week. I haven't been able to follow it on the radio but I have been fascinated by the idea of the BBC series A History of the World in 100 objects from the British Museum. Armed with my booklet and map I set off to find these treasures. Here is the oldest object in the Museum
A chopping tool. Nearby there was a lovely lady with a similar tool and you could actually hold it. What an amazing sensation, to hold something that had been made and used nearly 2 million years ago. It fitted the hand perfectly, I wanted to keep it but the lady said no.
This is a very poor photograph of textile fragments from Peru, dated about 300BC. Each one is only about 3 inches square
You can examine them closely here
Again a not very good photograph of a double headed snake from Mexico, covered in a mosiac of tiny chips of turquoise.
I only managed about a quarter of the objects in my four hour visit. Mainly due to th fact that I kept being side tracked by other wonderful objects.
This beautiful gallery, The Age of Enlightenment, would take a day on it's own.