Today, I went to the Musee d'Aquitaine. The museum showcases the history of my region. I have been wanting to check out this museum for some time, however, as life goes, it was at the bottom of my list. Until today.
I already knew some brief history on my city, I just wanted to get some more. I guess, I'm American in that sense,
I want MORE of EVERYTHING!
I learned that this region was founded by Neaderthals and also discovered that they performed surgeries!
How cool is that?! Cavemen performing surgery!
Archeologists found a human skull with pieces missing, particually on the crown of the head, but saw and reported new growth plates that proved that the surgery had been successful!
This is one of my favorite pieces in the museum.
The Venus with a Cornucopia.
She is looking left, her hair flowing, but with no distint facial features.
I love it! I didn't pay attention to the dates or that other important stuff, I just felt connected to it.
The tablet is not very big, probably the size of a piece of paper, but she commands attention!
The first part of the museum showcased the Neolithic era, then transitioned into Le Gaulois era, otherwise known as Celts, then the Roman empire, which a ruin of an ampitheatre still stands, just 15 minutes from my small apartment!
The pictures on the bottom: Hercules in bronze. Palais Gallien. Rements from the Roman empire.
From the Roman era, we transition into the Christian era and works of art featuring saints and all that other Jesus stuff.
This is the rose window and it is HUGE and BEAUTIFUL! I was awe struck when I walked into the room that showcased this piece. Wow! Just Wow!
The museum tour ended with merchants and slaves. Bordeaux, being a port city, made a lot of its money on trade and slavery. The city flourished!
Finally, slavery was outlawed, so Bordeaux reinvented herself again, but this time with wine!
I like Bordeaux. Her history is blackened, but so much fun!
I lived in Las Vegas, so it reminds me a little of home.
Las Vegas was created by making sin -- fun! Bordeaux did the same, only 'classy!' hahahahhahaha!
Viva La France!
Bonjour et Bienvenue!
Thank you for stopping by for a spell!
I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
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