Egyptian Pharaoh's built obelisks as monuments to their reign or conquests. They would be sculpted from granite and carved with descriptions of battles, scenes of their life or events of historical significance.
My students each made one depicting something that we have been studying.
Mackenzie and Everett chose the 10 commandments from Exodus 20 and Harper chose to 'carve' the 10 plagues of Egypt.
Pretty cute drawings to accompany the lists.
I suppose these were the first photo albums and since I just finished the 2009 Pam Family album, I can surely appreciate the amount of effort that it took to make these.
I doubt my albums will be around 5000 years from now but here's hoping.