Saturday, February 23, 2008

Exhibition: To Live Forever, at Indianapolis

Suite 101 (Stan Parchin)

"To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum" is a special exhibition that explains the ancient civilization's rites of mummification.

Ancient Egyptian funerary practices and religious beliefs about death and the afterlife are vividly described by some 120 pieces of jewelry, sarcophagi (coffins), statuary and vessels in To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (July 13-September 7, 2008).

Selected from more than 1200 objects in the Brooklyn Museum's world-class collection of Egyptian antiquities, the works on display in To Live Forever... range in date from 3600 B.C. to 400 A.D. From predynastic times through the Roman period, they document how the ancient Egyptians sought to conquer death and survive throughout eternity.

See the above page for the full story.

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