DENVER, Feb. 14 Feb. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The ‘Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs’ exhibit opens Friday, Feb. 25 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and transports you to the distant past to explore Egyptian culture and the land of the pharaohs. .
Over 5,000 years ago, Egypt became a state that united many towns and villages along the Nile. Since then, ancient Egypt’s mighty pharaohs, phenomenal pyramids, and extraordinary art have captured the imaginations of people around the world.
Discover daily life in one of the richest cultures in human history – private, public and secret spaces – through hundreds of artifacts, stunning artworks and engaging interactives for a insight into the ancient Egyptian people and their impact on our own culture.
“Ancient Egyptian culture is captivating for many reasons: religious beliefs and practices, architecture and human capacity for engineering and building, and landscapes that support such rich and multifaceted ways of life,” said the senior curator of the archaeology, Stephen E. Nash. “We hope that guests enjoy this exhibit and leave with an appreciation for this period of human history.
In the exhibition, you will learn about ancient Egyptian culture and see how it flourished along the banks of the Nile through themes including:
Landscape and climate: Learn how the reliable seasons and fertile landscape of the Nile Valley contributed to the rapid success and long-term prosperity of the Egyptian Empire through time-lapse videos, hands-on exhibits and an animal film and the flora of the region. Religion and Gods: Learn about the role religion plays in daily life, the power of the gods, and their relationship with each other and with people. Writing and the Emergence of the State: Discover how the written word, in this case the invention of hieroglyphic writing, made possible mass communication, record keeping and the organization of a State. The Pharaohs: Journey through ancient Egyptian history to examine the power and responsibilities of the pharaohs. Sacred Spaces: Enter the earthly homes of the gods – temples that looked like villages and bustled with activity to support the gods with wine, bread, prayers and sacrifices, with everything from the training of priests and administrative offices to bakeries and wineries. Private Spaces: Enter the living quarters of ancient Egyptians from different social strata and learn how people of different ranks lived and worked together. Personal Adornment: Examine cosmetic containers, jewelry, and fine textiles to get a sense of the value and appreciation of ancient Egyptian beauty, and how grooming, clothing, and accessories signal its position and its role in society. Secret Spaces: Explore the secret spaces of ancient Egypt through ancient texts, richly decorated coffins and tombs, embalming practices, and mummification rituals.
Plus, museum volunteers will help you explore the mummification process, decipher hieroglyphics, guide you through a bird’s-eye tour of the Aten Temple model, and answer questions as the experience makes to go back up to the surface.
The exhibit was produced in collaboration between Lokschuppen Rosenheim, University of Aberdeen Museums, Roemer-und-Pelizaeus Museums Hildesheim and MuseumsPartner Austria, and is presented in Denver by Chevron.
To learn more about the exhibition and buy tickets, visit dmns.org/egypt.
Media preview Reporters on assignment are invited to schedule preview tours from February 22-24 by contacting [email protected]. For more information, photos and videos, visit the online press kit.
About the Denver Museum of Nature and Science The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is the Rocky Mountain region’s premier resource for informal science education. Our mission is to be a catalyst and ignite the community’s passion for nature and science. The Museum envisions a self-reliant community that loves, understands and protects our natural world. A variety of engaging exhibits, talks, and activities help museum visitors celebrate and understand the wonders of Colorado, the Earth, and the universe. The museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the museum, visit dmns.org or call 303.370.6000. Many of the museum’s educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the Seven Counties Metropolitan Area through the Science and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Connect with the Museum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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