Thursday, June 08, 2006

Exhibition: The Quest for Immortality (
A review of the exhibition The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt, opening at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts on Friday: "The exhibition is divided into six themes: the New Kingdom, the Reign of Thutmose III, Tombs of Nobles, Royal Tombs, the Realm of the Gods, and the Tomb of Thutmose III and the Amduat (a funerary text, reserved only for pharaohs or those favored by the noble class). The half dozen sections feature a myriad of artifacts such as massive stone carvings of gods and pharaohs, painted coffins, tomb furnishings, gold masks, jewelry, canopic jars that once contained internal organs and obelisk fragments. The pieces themselves are revealing vignettes into ancient Egyptian culture."
See the above page for the full story, including comments by museum curatorial staff.

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