InshaALLAH the people of today's Egypt restore order and live in an environment which cradles them within the folds of Islam (AMEEN).
A few weeks ago, we were able to Royal Ontario Museum to see its dinosaurs and Ancient Egypt exhibits among the other collections. We purposely spent more time in those areas since I knew that these were the next subjects on our agenda. My eldest had the best time and the other three were miserable. My husband warned me that they wouldn't enjoy it; they are used to visiting the Ontario Science Centre where everything is interactive and just for them. Needless to say, I won't be going back to the ROM anytime soon.
The children have always had a fascination with dinosaurs, so that was a real treat for them. Sister Farhana suggested that we try an art attack project and I must say, it would have been fun if I hadn't had to assist all three of them, lol. These are our finished dinosaurs hatching and emerging from their eggs:
They could use another coat of paint but I doubt they are going to get it since the children ran off with them right away.
I didn't take my camera with me to the museum (I didn't feel like carrying it); instead, I used a Kodak Playsport (it was on sale for $99 at the time). It's a little video camera (it's waterproof!) and this was my first time taking it out anywhere so you can tell that I need practice, lol. I have learned not to move around so much, hold steady and not to talk! I sound strange on camera (I covered it with the recitation of the Quran so that was okay). Anyway, these are some of the things that I captured in the Middle East and Ancient Egypt exhibits.
Sorry that it's a little long. I wanted to include the pottery section in case anyone out there is studying ancient cultures. I found it annoying that the museum sort of mashed everything together with regards to AQeedah and kufr and fitnah. There are some displays which have tombs, claiming that they are holy authubillah and how there is barakah in visiting them and praying there. I sort of shook my head and rolled my eyes (in my mind, lol) as I moved through the displays.