‘Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs’ opens at Natural History Museum of Utah

Photo Courtesy: Natural History Museum of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 20, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — “Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs” opens at the Natural History Museum of Utah today, May 20.

The latest special exhibition, which runs from May 20, 2021 to January 2, 2022, takes visitors back in time, keying on ancient Egyptian art and culture.

According to a NHMU press release, the exhibit examines the day-to-day lifestyle of pharaohs, commoners, gods, kings and queens by revealing their economic, political, mythological and cultural beliefs, the news release said.

“Experience over 350 original artifacts — including the mummy of Ta-Kar, the coffin for the Overseer of the Granary Nakht, the slab stela of Iunu, and a papyrus from The Book of the Dead — some of them over 4,500 years old, as well as detailed, interactive models of once-lost cities and landscapes,” NHMU said.

“This exhibit is one of the largest traveling exhibitions on ancient Egypt,” said Jason Cryan, executive director of NHMU. “The exhibit explores ancient Egyptian culture from the perspectives of both the pharaohs and the ruling class as well as that of every day Egyptians. Our visitors will come away with a new-found appreciation for this period of human history. We’re thrilled to showcase it here at NHMU.”

Entrance into “Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs” is included in the museum’s price of general admission. An ongoing visitor policy is in place to prioritize the health and comfort of all museum guests. Tickets must be reserved online in advance and will not be available for purchase at the museum. For additional information, click here.


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