Egypt: The Gift of the Nile
Location: Niagara Falls History Museum - Ontario Power Generation Gallery
Explore an ancient civilization that flourished for thousands of years. The Nile River Valley of 5,000 years ago was the birthplace of a remarkable civilization. Protected from foreign invasion by vast deserts and sustained by fertile soil along the river, the ancient Egyptians developed from a simple agricultural community into a sophisticated society. Under a system of divine kingship, this Egyptian civilization lasted thousands of years and contributed strongly to the later cultures of the Mediterranean and Europe.
This exhibition allows one to travel to ancient Egypt and learn about jewelery, perfume, make-up, food, family life, funerary religion and the afterlife.
The Museum has also added hands-on stations for visitors to write their name in hieroglyphics, make a mini pyramid and an Egyptian headdress.
For the duration of the exhibition run, school programmes exploring the importance this civilization will be offered to local schools.
Museum Curator, Suzanne Moase says, “We are excited to show visitors different aspects of the human experience. Egypt has a special place in the minds of many people and this exhibition will provide people with a connection to this very special time.”
Dates: September 12, 2013 – January 5, 2013