Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum
Date: 10/06/13 - 01/05/14
Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
The Book of the Faiyum is an exquisitely illustrated papyrus from Greco-Roman Egypt. One of the most intriguing ancient representations of a place ever found, the papyrus depicts the Faiyum oasis, located to the west of the Nile, as a center of prosperity and ritual. Egyptian jewelry, papyri, statues, reliefs and ritual objects will illuminate the religious context that gave rise to this enigmatic text, which celebrates the crocodile god Sobek and his special relationship with the Faiyum.
Drop-In Art Activities: Marvelous Music
Date: 12/01/13 - 12/29/13
Time: 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Bring the beat back as we build instruments together in our art and music studio all December long. Discover your inner rhythm and share it through each tap of your drum. Tune your strings to play sitar scales and ring in the winter season by shaking your jingle bells! Become a little luthier this month and discover painted and sculpted instruments throughout the museum. Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration is required. Drop-in, make and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!
Time: 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
The third film in our three-part Egyptomania Film Series, Agora is a historical drama set in Roman Egypt. The story centers on philosopher and mathematician Hypatia (Rachel Weisz). Set in the last days of the Roman Empire, Agora tells the story of a city at war, Alexandria, and its people, torn between religion and science, on the brink of a new era. Dr. Moulie Vidas, Assistant Professor of Religion and the Program in Judaic Studies at Princeton, will lead a lively discussion after the film.