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Thursday Evening Hours Open Thursdays until 9 p.m., sponsored by Constellation Energy.

Walk-In Tour: Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum

Date
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Time
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
Walk-In Tour: Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum

Join us for a docent-led tour of the special exhibition at the Walters, Egypt's Mysterious Book of the FaiyumThis exhibition reunites fragments of an ancient Egyptian papyrus, now housed at three different museums across the globe, called the Book of the Faiyum. This papyrus portrays a local variant on the sun god’s story, in which the crocodile god Sobek plays the lead. A dazzling array of ancient Egyptian works—in gold, silver, granite, carnelian and more—will transport the intriguing characters of the Book of the Faiyum off the page and into three dimensions. 

This tour is free with purchase of admission to the exhibition, or museum membership.

Add to Calendar 11-24-2013 13:00:00 11-24-2013 14:00:00 15 Walk-In Tour: Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum For the first time in over 150 years, major sections from The Walters and The Morgan Library and Museum papyrus will be united, along with statues, reliefs, jewelry, and other papyri. The book celebrates the crocodile god, Sobek, and his special relationship to the Faiyum, an oasis west of the Nile. This tour is free with purchase of admission to the exhibition, or museum membership. 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201 (The Walters Art Museum) The Walters Art Museum info@thewalters.org false DD/MM/YYYY

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