Digging Way Through History

Written on 06/10/2024
Ronald DeVito '25

Archeology Society visits Brooklyn Museum

The Archeology Society, moderated by Mr. Dennis Williams, visited the Brooklyn Museum on May 15.


Farrell's Archeology Society looks through the world and its history during trip to prestigious Brooklyn Museum

The Archaeology Society's recent trip to the Brooklyn Museum was nothing short of captivating. On May 15, a group of 18 enthusiastic students and two faculty members, Mr. Williams, and Ms. Ferreri, embarked through this iconic institution. Nestled in the heart of Brooklyn, the museum boasts a rich history that extends far beyond its walls. 

The Brooklyn Museum is no ordinary cultural hub. It stands proudly on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, a testament to its enduring significance. Additionally, it holds the prestigious title of a New York City landmark, a beacon of art, culture, and education in the bustling metropolis.

The historical Brooklyn Museum is a New York City landmark that is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.


As the group stepped onto the museum grounds, they were stepping into a living chronicle of human creativity and expression. The Archaeology Society explored the museum’s galleries with wide-eyed wonder.

Their first stop: the Ancient Egyptian Galleries. Here, artifacts from the distant past came alive. Intricately carved statues stood sentinel, their stone eyes following the visitors. Hieroglyph-covered sarcophagi whispered secrets of pharaohs and queens, while delicate jewelry sparkled as if freshly crafted. The tangible connection to the ancient world enriched the students’ understanding of global history, seamlessly aligning with the themes taught in their Global class.

Mr. Williams talks with his students as they explore the Ancient Egyptian Galleries of the Brooklyn Museum.


But the journey did not end with Egypt. The Archaeology Society delved into the Arts of Asia and the Islamic World Galleries. Ceramics, vibrant textiles, and mesmerizing calligraphy adorned the halls. Each piece told a story—a tale of cultural diffusion, trade routes, and artistic innovation. These treasures were not mere relics; they were windows into civilizations long gone. 

Furthermore, the Brooklyn Museum currently hosts a special exhibition titled “Eyes of the Storm.” Visitors step into a time capsule, transported back to the vibrant music scene of the 1960s. Photographs and videos capture the early career of none other than The Beatles. Their mop-top haircuts, rebellious spirit, and timeless melodies come alive once more.

It is a harmonious bridge between eras—a reminder that art, whether visual or musical, transcends time and leaves an indelible mark on our collective memory.

During their visit of the Brooklyn Museum, students got to see a limited-time exhibit called "Eyes of the Storm," focused on life and culture in the United States during the 1960s.


Overall, the day at the Brooklyn Museum was a blend of scholarly discovery, artistic appreciation, and a touch of musical nostalgia. Within the hallowed halls of the Brooklyn Museum, the Archaeology Society did not just witness history; they became part of it. Their footsteps echoed alongside those of ancient pharaohs, artisans, and rock ‘n’ roll legends.

As they exited the museum, minds buzzing with newfound knowledge, they carried with them the promise of more discoveries yet to come. 


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