Today we went to the Budapest History Museum on the Vár. It was really fun!! Well, only one part wasn’t fun. I was soaking wet and I had stepped in a puddle so my shoe was soaking wet [you might have had this happen to you and if it has, you must have an idea of how miserable I felt, squishing around a museum in soaking wet shoes]. Oh well, I’ll carry on with the museum stuff. On the first floor, we ran into a crown, which I absolutely loved! The second and third floors were mostly filled with tools and pottery which I was half interested in. The cellar was my favourite. It was so big, Mom and I got lost looking for Dad in it, and Dad got lost looking for us! In the cellar, well this part wasn’t exactly a cellar, it was a church. It was beautiful and cool. Ever heard of an underground church?????
Hello! Aquincum is a ruined Roman town in Budapest [in Buda, on the north side]. They are really cool! I liked the public bath ruins the most! There are also lots of ruined houses and baths and such. Fact: a lot of buildings were HUGE!!!! Some of the houses were so big, I bet you could fit Pincher’s Public Pool [minus the hot tub and kiddy pool, or maybe not], or maybe even two pools inside one! There were also a couple private baths with a cold pool, a warm pool, and a hot pool [plus a changing room]! There were viewing things that, when you look through them, you can see what it would have looked like before the town was ruined. On the buildings, there were red lines that indicated what was original and what had been reconstructed: original on the bottom, reconstructed on the top. In the baths, there would have been heated floors, under which steam traveled through to heat the floors. [We saw the ruins of that.]
In the museum of artifacts, there were mosaics that the excavators dug up, but my favourite artifact was a piece of silver that was pounded flat, a magic saying inscribed on it, folded up, and put in a tiny case.
I also met twin kitties! [“kitties” as in cats] Adorable!!! [I bet they weren’t twins, ’cause they looked ready for battle, but they sure looked like they were twins!!!!!]
Also, we all got cards with which we could play games. Play games, as in move your hands so that the sensor picks up the actions and the smart board-ish thing moves in response to the actions. There were also puzzles that you had to put things together [with your hands, not moving your hands for a sensor].
P.S. Aquincum was a border town for the Roman Empire.