Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

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Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs took visitors into the distant past, exploring the myths and realities of ancient Egyptian culture.

More than 5,000 years ago, Egypt’s fascinating pharaohs led one of the world’s most advanced and preeminent civilizations. They built magnificent pyramids and temples and produced extraordinary art and cultural splendor, which spawned a mythical reputation that now captivates peoples’ imagination around the globe.

Featuring more than 350 original artifacts, some more than 4,500 years old, Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs sheds new light on spheres of life along the fertile Nile Valley—from everyday people to their dynastic rulers. Detailed models of famed pyramids, temples and Egyptian homes, as well as extensive multimedia overlays, films, and interactives guide visitors through the fantasy and facts of ancient Egypt.

During the run of this exhibition NHMU took a deep dive into the world of Ancient Egypt. Follow the link below to watch videos and read articles from our Stories from Egypt series.

Presenting Sponsor

Major Sponsor

My Good Fund

Exhibit Sponsors

Jim and Lyn Hinckley

Janet Quinney Lawson Foundation

Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation

S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation

Sam and Diane Stewart Family Foundation

Sorenson Legacy Foundation

Community Sponsors

Clark and Nancy Giles Special Exhibition Endowed Fund

The DiFiore Family Foundation

JoAnne L. Shrontz Family Foundation

Marriner S. Eccles Foundation

The Potter Family

Institutional Support

Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks

Utah Office of Tourism

This exhibition is a joint venture between and produced by MuseumsPartner in Austria, the University of Aberdeen Museum,
the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum and Lokschuppen.



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