My Visit To The National Museum of Natural History
in Washington, D.C. and the on-line version
August 25, 2001

This past week I went downtown to Washington, DC to visit and tour the Museum of Natural History. The purpose of this visit was to learn more about our civilization. While at the museum I learned that they also offer an on-line tour as well. So I took advantage of both the on-site tour and the on-line tour.

What I learned during these tours is that the Sumerians, Egyptians, Persians, Israelites, Greeks, Romans, Celts played a part in the growth of our western civilization. The exhibit talks about the accomplishments made.

About twelve thousand years ago in western Asia, northern Africa and Europe, people shifted their way of life from hunting to farming, from camp to village and city. These changes led to the emergence of the state and the basic political form that governs our lives today.

The first exhibit I saw was a group of hunter-gatherers inhabited in Frances Lascaux Cave, about 17,000 years ago, this illustrated or showed to individuals inside a cave painting a picture on the cave wall of an animal. I was also able to

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