Egypt: Be Curious
- Date: August 20, 2017
- Next Occurrence Aug 20, 2017
- Recurring daily
- Times: See website for times
Grand Rapids Public Museum
272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
- Phone: (616) 929-1700
- Category: Cultural Events
- Price Per Person: See website for details
For thousands of years, ancient Egyptian culture has inspired great fascination. Local residents have generously donated many artifacts that were collected from Egypt to GRPM. Discover how the Museum received these special gifts including the mummy, Nakhte-Bastet-Iru, and the exciting research that has helped us learn about her life. The collection will even include reconstructions of Nakhte-Bastet-Iru’s skull and face to see what she would have looked like many centuries ago.
This exhibit highlights the importance of artistic objects, such as jewelry, funerary masks and statuettes, by exploring their role in the beliefs and elaborate funerary practices of the ancient Egyptians. Viewers will discover what artifacts were used many years ago in worship, funeral processes, celebrations, and mummification.