What’s the best gift you ever received?
The best gift I ever received I received at Christmas when I was about 10 or 11 years old. It was the book called All About Archaeology. I knew nothing about archaeology at the time and my parents bught it just because they thought I might like it and they knew I loved to read. It became with the history of archaeology and followed the development of the science up through the early 1960s. I was enthralled with the story of the ancient civilizations and the scientists who worked to discover their remains and learn about them. I learned about civilizations I had never heard of as well as ancient civilizations such as the Egyptions, the Greeks, and the Romans that I had studied in school. I found the subject fascinating and it became a passion for me. Ever since receiving that book, I have had a love of archaeology and ancient civilizations. I have studied them all my life and have even visited some of the ancient Maya sites in Mexico. I would never had known about these fascinating subject had it not been for this wonderful gift that I received so many years ago. I still have the book. It is one of my treasures. Thank you, Mom and Dad.