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Image with exhibit title and dates: Egypt Time of Pharaohs extended through Jan. 6,, 2022
Image with exhibit title and dates: Egypt Time of Pharaohs extended through Jan. 6,, 2022

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

May 20, 2021 to January 6, 2022

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This exhibit is now closed. See current exhibitions here

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.

Stories from Egypt


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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