Accompany the ancient pharaohs on their “Quest for Immortality”

With this new online exhibit from the National Gallery of Art, students can explore ancient Egyptian culture and join the pharaohs in their spiritual search for everlasting life. “The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt” is an interactive exhibition divided into six themes: Journey to the Afterworld, The New Kingdom, The Royal Tomb, Tombs of Nobles, The Realm of the Gods, and The Tomb of Thutmose III. Students can take interactive tours of famous tombs, watch streaming-video slide shows narrated by expert historians and anthropologists, pore over many of the artifacts that were on display during the gallery’s live exhibit last fall, watch a video on the quest for immortality, and examine a map of ancient Egypt. Some of the artifacts displayed in the online gallery include a boat from the tomb of Amenhotep II, the Falcon collar of Princess Neferuptah, and the Sarcophagus of Khonsu. According to the site, the exhibition focuses on “the understanding of the afterlife among Egyptians … in the period of the New Kingdom (1550-1069 BC) through the Late Period (664-332 BC).”

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