Monday, April 30, 2007

Egyptological events to mark exhibition

Thanks to Tony Marsonf or sending me this piece about an Egyptology themed Spring festival , which looks like a lot of fun:
"Imagine a 50-ton sand sculpture molded into the head of an Egyptian king, complete with headdress and beard, and a light show projecting images of Egyptian historical sites.
There actually is a laser show at the pyramids of Giza, but it's the N.C. Museum of Art that will be transformed into a celebration of all things Egyptian tonight.
For the past couple of years, the N.C. Museum of Art has kicked off spring with its annual park festival, a daylong extravaganza of music, puppets, parades and fun. This year, organizers are trying something different.
Tonight, between 5 and 9 p.m., the museum's Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Theater in the Museum Park will be transformed for a family-friendly festival called "An Evening in Egypt."
The event is a logical tie-in to the opening weekend of the exhibition "Temples and Tombs: Treasures of Egyptian Art from The British Museum." Though the exhibit doesn't officially open until Sunday, festival-goers will get a free sneak preview between 5 and 8:45 p.m."
See the full item for more details of more events.

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