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April 22, 2008

The Pharaohs let us down

So, this afternoon we went to see the Tutankhamun exhibition at the O2. A bit underwhelming, to be honest. Not sure what we were expecting exactly, but it didn't quite live up to it. Photography wasn't allowed, so you'll have to make do with this sketch I made. I could have spent a lot more time sketching, of course, but someone was impatient. ;-) There were some interesting artefacts there. And, something I often find, the humblest things are usually the most interesting.

It's just a real shame that the exhibition didn't have more of a WOW factor. I think unless you're a major Egypt buff, or someone gives you the ticket to see it, it's not worth a day trip to go see.

Anyway, it did give us a chance to have a closer look at the O2, previously known as the Millennium Dome. It's not really what I'd call a beauty, but it does have its charm. The sheer size is certainly impressive. It took us 5-10 minutes to walk from the main entrance to the entrance of the exhibit. More photos from the O2 in this Flickr set.

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