addcalendar Download Event

Date & Time

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
2:00 PM

Location

Oriental Institute Museum

Admission

Free

More Information

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/curator-led-tour-of-book-of-the-dead-exhibit-ticket...

Contact

Oriental Institute - Public Education Office
773-702-9507

Description

Please join us for the unique opportunity to receive a special hour guided tour of the Oriental Institute special exhibit “Book of the Dead: Becoming God in Ancient Egypt” from the exhibition curator, Dr. Foy Scalf. The exhibit highlights the newest research on the Book of the Dead by exploring what the Book of the Dead meant to the ancient Egyptians through two 30 foot long papyri and nearly 50 rarely displayed objects more than 2,000 years old. You will discover how the ancient Egyptians believed the use of text and elaborate imagery allowed them to live forever as gods.
Registration is strictly limited to 15 people. Please meet in the Oriental Institute Lobby and check in upon arrival.