currently, the taipei county government has an ongoing program that offers free admission to any of its museums as long as you present an "uniform invoice". taking advantage of this offer, we went to the yingge ceramic museum a couple weekends ago; and then last weekend, we went to the shihsanhang museum of archaeology in bali.....
with the combination of gorgeous sunny weather, being a weekend and the free admission program, the museum was pretty packed.
a short briefing on how the name of the museum came to be.
this display depicts how the site was discovered. from taipei county government's website: "The first person to discover the prehistoric area was not an archeologist, however, but Air Force Major Pan Ko-yung. Pan noticed the compass on his plane reacted strangely when he flew over the area in 1955. He subsequently investigated the area with geologist Lin Chao-chi for what they thought would be large iron ore deposits. What the two found were deposits of iron slag, a byproduct of iron smelting undertaken by the indigenous Shihsanhang people."
the different layers of deposit located at the excavation site.
some of the ancient hieroglyphic found on stones and artfacts that were dug up.
showing how the excavation site looked liked. from the distance, i thought these were real people!
a lot of skeletal remains were found.
comparison of some of the ancient tools found against their "modern" counterpart.
this is a glass walkway on the top floor of the building in which you can see all the way to the bottom floor as you walk through.
the view out the window at the end of the walkway (on 4th floor).
when we first arrived, the museum was giving a workshop on hand-made soaps which karen signed up to. she went, did her thing and let the soap cure for about an hour.
we came back after about an hour and karen took the soap out of the mold.....
then put some finishing touches on it.
here's the final product all done and ready to go..... and so were we!