Monday, June 9, 2008
The Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull
Not the skulls over the pond that have been deemed fake, but the Mitchell-Hedges skull. The one that is two pieces (movable jaw, just like a real skull) made from one stone. The one that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was inspired by. This thing is one of the coolest things I've ever seen (and touched.)
Oh sure, there's controversy. So what?
Zane and I went to see the Indiana Jones movie in the morning--we had the entire theater to ourselves. Zane thought he was pretty damn special. After, Zane put on his "Indiana Jones" hat and tied a piece of leather to his belt loop and whipped his whip all day long. Then we headed to a nearby city where the heir of the skull, Bill Homann, was giving a free talk and viewing of the skull.
The sun was setting, coming through a window and illuminating the skull while we watched a short presentation. The photo here isn't the best quality because I had to zoom, but I love the way it came out.
I touched the skull but I don't think I was supposed to. Bill Homann said, "Oh. oh. Oh. No. don't touch it!" Zane followed the rules.Now how cool is it to see the movie and then see the REAL skull? I hope this is one of those things Zane never forgets!