Saturday, January 20, 2007

Exhibition: Ancient Egyptian Magic

Overview of the Ancient Egyptian Magic exhibition at the Brooklyn, which opened in late December and runs until August 2007: "For centuries, people have been fascinated by mummified bodies as well as the ruins of ancient Egypt, a trend that shows no signs of slowing. In recent years, Egypt has drawn almost 9 million tourists annually, while movies like The Mummy Returns pulled in hundreds of millions.
The writing — whether in hieroglyphics or not — is on the wall: Egypt is hot.
With a strong permanent Egyptian collection but sometimes-weak attendance figures, the Brooklyn Museum hopes to tap into the world’s hunger for Egyptian icons by opening a new exhibit, Ancient Egyptian Magic: Manipulating Image, Word and Reality."
See the above page for the full story.

The museum's web page for the exhibition is at:

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