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Saturday, September 02, 2006

Trip Pictures (17): Ottawa

"Museum of Civilization", the most visited museum in Canada, is located in Gatineau, north of Ottawa River.
Standing in line to get ticket:

Gods symbols of "First Nations" ("First Nation" in Canada is a term that is used for Native Canadian, equivalent to "Indian Nation" in the US):

Statue of Vikings sailing towards North America from Europe:

The written language of First Nation (In Vancouver, I had seen repeatedly signs in 3 languages: English, French, and language of First Nation):

"Sky Woman Falling" (Based on the old stories of First Nations, Sky Woman is the Creator's daughter and the first woman of human who fell from Heaven):

Based on religious stories of First Nation, the Sky Woman's daughter gives birth to twin sons: Good and Evil. Even prior to their birth, these two sons are in conflict. The good twin is born in the natural way, while his evil brother, jealous of his sibling's being born first, pushes himself out his mother's side and is born from under her left shoulder. The birth of the twins marks the beginning of the battle of good and evil on earth. Eventually the good twin defeats his evil brother, and banishes him to a pit under the earth. From this pit the evil twin sends emissaries that continue to bring evil into the world.
Sky Woman's daughter giving birth to Good and Evil:

The Empires who changed the world:

The very early method of writing in Mesopotamia:

Hieroglyph in Egypt:

Writing in Roman Empire:


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