Ancient Egypt Gallery

Ancient Egypt Gallery

Ancient Egypt during the time of Cleopatra, the most famous of the Ptolemaic rulers, comes to life in this gallery. It is one of the few such permanent exhibitions of Egyptian antiquities in the Gulf South. A timeline presenting a chronology from the Paleolithic Culture (c. 300,000 B.C.E) through Roman ruled (600 C.E) is accompanied by artifacts that exemplify the handiwork of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, including black-figure and red-figure painted pottery, bronze spears, and glass work. Following an introduction to the beliefs and concepts of dynastic Egypt as well as its geographical features, visitors walk inside a simulated rock-cut tomb modeled after those cut into the rocky cliffs in the Land of the Dead at Thebes. Inside the tomb, a 2,300-year-old mummy is reveled. students are fascinated to learn about the museum's work with Egyptologists and forensic anthropologists to unravel the mummy's mysteries. 

 


Grade Level: 112
LINK: Planetarium Show: Mummies: Secrets of the Pharoahs, Grades 2-12
LINK: Classes: Forensic Crime Lab, Ancient Egypt and Its Art, Mystery Crime Lab
  
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ACGBR-LDAThese programs have been made possible in part through the generous support of the East Baton Rouge City-Parish Government; the members of LASM; the Community Fund for the Arts of Greater Baton Rouge; the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Louisiana State Arts Council; and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
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