In the exhibition, you will experience ancient Egyptian culture and see how it flourished along the banks of the Nile through themes, including:
Landscape and Climate: Explore how the Nile Valley’s reliable seasons and fertile landscape played into the rapid success and long-term prosperity of the Egyptian empire through time-lapse videos, hands-on displays, and a film about the region’s animals and plant life.
Religion and Gods: Discover the role religion plays in everyday life, the power of the gods and their relationships to each other and the people.
The Pharaohs: Traverse through ancient Egypt’s history to examine the power and responsibilities of the pharaohs.
Sacred Spaces: Enter into the earthly houses of the gods – temples that resembled villages and bustled with activity to sustain gods with wine, bread, prayer and sacrifices, with everything from priest training and administrative offices to bakeries and vineyards.
Personal Adornment: Examine makeup vessels, jewelry and fine textiles to get a sense for how much ancient Egyptians value and appreciate the beauty and the ways in which grooming, clothing and accessories signal one’s station and role in society.