July 15, 2006

Butterflies and Bog People

Normally, the Los Angeles Natural History Museum is pretty, "eh," but that didn't stop Kim and I from venturing out on a sweltering Saturday to catch their "Mysteries of the Bog People" exhibit. It's all about the eerie stuff that's been turning up in peat bogs in northern Europe, dating back to the Iron Age. The peat bogs preserve anything that's thrown into them, including people. Hence, the museum had about half a dozen bog people mummies in various states of compostion, most of whom are suspected to have been murdered, perhaps as some part of bizarre ritual. It was pretty fascinating, not to mention downright terrifying for several of the children wandering through the exhibit. Afterwards, $3 extra got us a trip into the butterfly atrium outside the museum. -- Amy

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