Thursday, July 22, 2010

Remains of the Day

Since we were last at the Metropolitan Museum of Art just 7 months ago, we wandered through the things we didn't see last time. Today we saw armor and silver work and tapestries from the middle ages. There were guns- amazingly ornate guns from 500 years ago. And the size of the Egyptian collection is mind-boggling. And the instruments room was just astounding. For the Europeans of the 16 - 18 centuries, the instrument had to look as good as they sounded, maybe better. That so many cultures had so many artisans making such wonderful things by hand...well, we were given pause.

Today's question- what is there from the 21st century that will last a millennium or two? Half a millennium? Anything?

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