So I said I was having some trouble wrapping my mind around how old things were in England, and how far back my ancestry stretched there.
I had to do a little forehead smack today. We visited the British Museum and got to see all the Egyptology there. My bachelor's degree is in ancient Near Eastern history so I have spent alot of time in the Middle East and in Egypt. Somehow ancient history doesn't seem so distant to me. I studied Greek and Hebrew and Hieroglyphics and that didn't blow my mind. So why does the early 1700s seem so far away? Probably because I can draw a pedigree chart to the 1700s. I can see the people who lived and died between those times. But it is much harder to draw a reliable pedigree chart back to ancient Egypt. At Family ChartMasters we've done some spectacular charts that go way back. But somehow my mind jumps that gap a little bit.
Got to see the Rosetta Stone for the first time today. Very, very cool for a girl with a Middle Eastern Studies degree. Almost as cool as her own family history sites. The kids laughed that I wanted my picture taken with the back of it. Anyone can see a picture of the front of the Rosetta Stone. But when you've seen the back, then you've really been there. :)