Students Learn About Historical Artifacts in Mercer Exhibit

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What better way to wander through history than with someone who owns a part of it?

Students at a Macon elementary school took a step back in time Tuesday with the help of a Mercer University alum who boasts quite a collection.

Lynn Holmes is a 1962 Mercer grad.

He spoke to students from Alexander II Elementary School at the University's Religious Life Center.

Holmes is sharing some of his personal artifacts in a new exhibit, "Faces from the Past: The Human Image in the Ancient World."

The students got to handle things like oil lamps, mirrors, and eating utensils from Greece and Rome.

They took turns guessing how they were used and where they came from.

"It's always a pleasure as a teacher, and I've been a teacher all of my life, to share information with students, regardless of what age. Most of the time, I talk to college students, but it's important to talk to and to teach younger students as well," says Holmes.

Holmes says he wants more people to appreciate the present-day impact of the ancient world and thinks it's never too early for kids to start.

 

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