A Guided Tour of Ancient Egypt: Immerse in the Mystery & Magic


August 27, 2013

Steep yourself in the 5,000 year-old world of ancient Egypt! Participate in a fascinating lecture at WIH and then a guided tour of the new Houston Museum of Natural Science’s 10,000-sq ft Egypt Hall. It’s all happening on Sunday, Sept. 8th, 2 p.m to 6 p.m., as we join renowned speaker and guide Dirk Van Tuerenhout, Anthropology Curator of the museum.

Designed to be a completely immersive experience, this exhibition has been described as the most comprehensive ancient Egypt display in the southwestern United States. From Chiddingstone Castle to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Germany’s Roemer und Pelizaeus Museum to Emory University, stunning artifacts have come into Egypt Hall, and numerous items will continue to move through HMNS’ ever-changing yet permanent display.

The preliminary lecture will be held at Women’s Institute of Houston, after which participants will proceed to the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The guided tour begins in Egypt Hall, with a walk along the river Nile, and moves forward into the daily life of ancient Egyptians, with up-close views and explanations of their temples, mummies, sarcophagi, hieroglyphic panels, friezes, and more. The tour then segues into the modern day, with stories of the most exciting discoveries of the 1920s, and the latest technological methods of artifact gathering. Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience!

 For more information, and to sign up, visit the Sunday lecture page by clicking here.