13 year old finds mistakes in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Map. Funny or Ridiculous
An exhibition in The Met's Byzantine gallery (AP/Gregory Bull)New
York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) is one of the world's
premier destinations for artistic and historical exhibitions. But this
epicenter of worldly culture is not above admitting the occasional
mistake. Even when the correction comes from one curious 13-year-old
The Hartford Courant reports that 13-year-old Benjamin Lerman Coady found an error in the Met's Byzantine Gallery during a recent visit. The seventh-grader is a fledgling history buff who recently studied the Byzantine Empire in school.
While checking some of the dates on the map, Coady noticed that sections featuring Spain and Africa were missing.
No one believed him at first, but then his question was forwarded via email to the medieval affairs department for review. A few months later Coady was informed that indeed he was correct.
MY take? I think the kid is a very smart kid ad it is very amusing that he found such a mistake. However, it is a bit sad that a museum of the quality of metropolitan museum of art, did not catch this mistake or examine their display a bit more carefully.
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