Second-grade students in Abington’s APEX classes recently visited the University of Pennsylvania Museum’s “Iraq’s Ancient Past” exhibition. The hands-on event allowed students to get a feel for the past by holding and viewing actual ancient artifacts from the museum’s collection.
Students then wrote poems based on their experience; they will be published on the museum’s blog next month for National Poetry Month.
From the museum’s website:
Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery tells the story of the discovery and excavation of the Royal Cemetery at Ur in modern-day Iraq. The collection includes the famous gold and lapis lazuli bullheaded lyre, a "Ram in the Thicket" sculpture, as well as Lady Pu-abi's headdress and jewelry from ca. 2650-2550 BCE. The story of the excavations at Ur as well as the archaeological and historical context of the finds offer insight into this ancient civilization through its Royal Tombs.
Information courtesy of Byron Goldstein/Abington School District