Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tombs of Eternity: The Afterlife in Ancient Egypt Exhibition at Canadian Museum of Civilization

Stan Parchin

The Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec presents Tombs of Eternity: The Afterlife in Ancient Egypt from December 19, 2008 to August 16, 2009. The exhibition explains the Egyptians' concept of death not as the end of life, but as the beginning of immortality and what they did to guarantee their eternal existences.

More than 200 funerary objects from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston are supplemented by artifacts from the CMC. The mummified human and animal remains, sarcophagi, amulets, jewelry, pottery, sculptures and monumental works of art on display describe the Egyptian nobility across 3000 years of pharaonic history. The installation includes a recreation of a tomb.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Museum will be launching a website on Dec. 19 about the exhibition in December.

Bookmark it to see what programs are coming up!