The Anglo-Egyptian War was over. It was 25th year since the beginning of the occupation of Egypt by the forces of British Crown, when doctor Gayer-Anderson, after joining the Army Medical Corps was sent to Egypt. In 1924, he finally retired, and stayed in Egypt, where he has devoted his life to studying of Egyptology and Oriental Arts. During this period of his life, Gayer-Anderson has created the most valuable collection of ancient artifacts of the Middle East and arranged them in the medieval Arabic house, which he bequeathed to the Egyptian Nation as the Museum.
USA: July 2014. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New-York).
The Metropolitan Museum is located in New York (USA) and it is the one of the largest art museums in the World. It was founded in 1870 by a group of American businessmen and people of art. The museum contains a large collection of artifacts, collected from all over the World, but in this report we will focus on only two historical topics - Ancient America and Ancient Egypt.
The largest man-made mound in Europe, mysterious Silbury Hill compares in height and volume to the roughly contemporary Egyptian Pyramids. It is located near Avebury in the English county of Wiltshire. It is a part of the Neolithic complex, located around Avebury, which includes the Avebury Ring and West Kennet Long Barrow, which we had already described in our previous Chapters. The original purpose and significance of this ancient monument, built around 4 750 years ago - still remains unknown...
GREAT BRITAIN: July 2014. Waylands' Smithy Long Barrow.
Wayland's Smithy is an atmospheric historic site situated approximately 2km along the Ridgeway from the Uffington White Horse. A Neolithic chambered long barrow, it was once believed to have been the habitation of the Saxon smith-god Wayland.
Avebury is a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles, around the village of Avebury in Wiltshire, in southwest England. Unique amongst megalithic monuments, Avebury contains the largest stone circle in Europe, and is one of the best known prehistoric sites in Britain.
Glastonbury is a small town in Somerset, England, located 23 miles (37 km) south of Bristol. Glastonbury attracts people with its myths and legends, related to the Holy Grail and King Arthur. In some Arthurian literature Glastonbury is identified with the legendary island of Avalon.
The rock of Abu Simbel is famous for its two Temples, carved in it during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, as the monument to himself and to his queen Nefertari, to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Kadesh.
For a long time these Temples were completely buried under the sand, while in 1813 the Swiss traveler Jean-Louis Burckhardt accidentally discovered a part of the top structures, looking out from under the sand. A few years later, after a major excavations, the Temples of Abu Simbel were completely released from the sands of Sahara Desert.