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Life and Death on the Nile

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

Egyptian illustration for USU Museum of Anthropology activity
(illustration from Museum of Anthropology website)

An in-depth look at the life and times of the ancient peoples who lived on the Nile River is the topic at the year’s opening event at Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology.


As part of its Saturdays at the Museum series, activities are offered Saturday, Jan. 26, at the museum.


The Egyptians built some of the greatest wonders known to man and became one of the most powerful civilizations of the ancient world, museum organizers said. Guests at the museum can learn more about the culture and traditions of this fascinating region. Throughout the day young guests can learn to write messages in hieroglyphics.


“The Great Pyramids at Giza and the many artifacts found within them are just one example of the level of skill that the Egyptians achieved,” said Randi Martin, a museum assistant. “We want to use this Saturday to give visitors a chance to examine ancient Egyptian culture.”


In addition to the Saturdays at the Museum activity series with its 10 a.m.-4 p.m. hours, community members and USU students alike can visit the museum during its standard operating hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Funding for Saturday events is provided by a grant from the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services. More information about the IMLS is available online.


The USU Museum of Anthropology is on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, Room 252. Admission is free. For Saturday activities, free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building.


For more information about museum events, call museum staff at (435) 797-7545 or visit the museum website.


The Museum of Anthropology is part of the Anthropology Program at USU in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.


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Source: Museum of Anthropology

Contact: USU Museum of Anthropology, (435) 797-7545, anthro.museum@usu.edu

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