Everything inside the Louvre is a treasure. The most overlooked artifact there would be a centerpiece of any smaller museum.Statues from ancient Greece and Rome..A mosaic on the floor that most people rush by on their way to see that one painting…This was Avia’s second time in the Louvre but I think she had mostly spent her time in the Islamic wing. She humored me for a quick trip through where I was inexplicably drawn past exquisite mosaics and tapestries and entranced by stone after stone.
With her French study abroad program she had spent several weeks in Paris studying immigrants in France as well as several weeks in Morocco studying French Colonialism’s effect on North Africa. They had spent weeks analyzing and picking apart cultural biases and interactions.I think it was something of a lightening of spirit to be able to just go and enjoy the beauty of the artifacts.Have you ever seen a more beautiful script?If I can find translations somewhere (anyone able to help me search them out?) these might end up as thermofax screens. I wouldn’t want to be disrespectful if they are religious texts. I’m hoping for grocery lists or epitaphs. What do you think they are? The pictures are quite heavily digitally edited so that I can see the scripts more clearly. Here is an original for comparison.