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

Walk-In Tour: The Glory of Ancient Egypt

Date
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Time
01:00 PM–02:00 PM
Walk-In Tour: The Glory of Ancient Egypt

FREE
No registration required

In this free, walk-in tour, explore one of our most popular collections: ancient Egypt. Among the most impressive pieces are two monumental 3,000-pound statues of the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet, sarcophagi, an intact mummy still in its elaborate wrappings, as well as images of private individuals and kings, and exquisite jewelry. Statuary, reliefs, stelae, funerary works, and artifacts from daily life, dating from prehistoric to Roman Egypt (5th millennium BC– 4th century AD ), can also be found in the Walters’ collection of ancient Egyptian art. Individual pieces to be highlighted during the tour are chosen by the docent. Meet in the Centre Street Lobby for our weekly free tours.

Add to Calendar 02-16-2014 13:00:00 02-16-2014 14:00:00 15 Walk-In Tour: The Glory of Ancient Egypt In this free, walk-in tour, explore one of our most popular collections: ancient Egypt. Objects in the collection include statuary, reliefs, stelae, funerary works, and jewelry, as well as artifacts reflecting the daily life of ancient Egypt. Individual pieces to be highlighted during the tour are chosen by the docent. Meet in the Centre Street Lobby for our weekly free tours. 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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