Monday, November 20, 2006

There are officially two weeks left!

Holy cow . . . there are only two weeks left before the final exams! This is the time to buckle down and focus. Wow, I can't believe that it's all going to be over soon. This has been a great semester so far.

I really enjoyed going to the Ancient Peru Exhibition at the Nickle Arts Museum. It was nice to do something different for a change. I couldn't believe that the University of Calgary would have such a nice exhibition on campus. I was really impressed with all of the gold artifacts. It's amazing to think that such an advanced culture existed here in the Americas way before the arrival of the Europeans. Even worse, that culture was basically destroyed by the arrival of the Europeans. I read somewhere that one of the worst cultural genocides took place after the arrival of the Europeans to the Americas. Millions and millions of people died.

It really gives you something to think about. Especially here in Alberta. We always talk about what a young province this is (we are only 100 years old), but actually, this province has 1000s and 1000s of years of history, it is just that history is the history of the native peoples, and it tends to be ignored by the dominant culture.

Anyway, I recommend that if people were impressed with the Ancient Peruvian exhibition, they should make a trip down to Writing on Stone Provincial Park, or to Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump to seem more of the indigenous cultures that existed here before the arrival of Europeans.

9 comments:

Katie said...

I've been trying to make time to go and see that exhibit . . . just hasn't happened yet. Now that I see your "review" of it'll, I'll definitely try to check it out!

Ashlyn Walden said...

I heard about the exhibit, but I am so busy with school and work I just don't have enough time! I have been to head-smashed-in buffalo jump however and it is quite interesting. I set up my blog, the URL is www.helloleapstudents.blogspot.com. I wasn't sure if you wanted it in an email, but here it is in my comment! Have a nice day!

BobDu said...

The time passed really really really fast. :(

Megan said...

hi

stace said...

I can't believe there is so little time left in the semester either! Time flies when you are having fun... or when swamped with school and work and trying to have a life. I haven't looked at the exhibit yet, but would like to. My brother has been to Peru to study artifacts and would be annoyed with me if I didn't put the effort in to check it out!!

adelheid said...

yeah...it's funny when ppl say that Canada is a young contry. It's a young country but an old teritory...

caleb said...

the ancient Peru art is interesting~
i wish i have more time...

BadKitty said...

Thanks for the reccommendation, as a former art student I like to take a look at those exhibits in the museum but recently have not had the time. I hope that it still is on display. Despite the stereotype that many people hold, I think museums are fascinating! I would also like to take a visit down to old head smashed in buffalo jump. Another thing to add to my to do list. I only wish that there were more time in the year to do things like that. Where do we find the time to do the things that we want to?

salia said...

ya,nothing can be kept original and natural. We are here, in this world to change every single thing.Isn't it like this?