Yesterday I took the day off and went to the Dayton Art Museum with my mom. They are hosting the traveling exhibit "The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt". If any of you have a chance to go and see this exhibit, in Dayton or not, go and see it.
They have a recreation of Thutmose III's tomb. He ruled Egypt in the 15th century BC (1479-1425 BC). It was amazing to see the cartouches explain the process and guide the dead thru the whole process. Eqyptian focus on death is so interesting too because so much of their daily life was focused on these death rituals and creating these difficult monuments to this portion of life, but it's not done in a macabre way. It's was just another passage of the whole life process.
I am so glad we went and saw this - this was definately a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience.