Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs makes North American debut at Victoria's Royal BC Museum

Victoria's Royal BC Museum opened the international ancient Egypt exhibit Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs in May and it will be on view until December 31, 2018. Artifacts were selected from four key ancient Egyptian collections, including three German museums: Egyptian Museum in Berlin; Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim; Gustav-Lubcke-Museum in Hamm; and the University Museum of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Pictured above is a sculpture of the head of Hatshepsut, a female Pharaoh, from her temple complex at Deir el-Bahari that is located on the west bank of the Nile, across from Luxor. It's one of more than 300 original Egyptian artifacts dating back 4,500 years.

The exhibition showcases the most impressive and intriguing Pharaohs, along with information about the scribes and writing that enabled their empires. 

The exhibition is family-friendly, with lots to touch, play with and learn. Scale-model replicas of famous pyramid complexes are included, along with games and cutting-edge multimedia. A complementary film, Mysteries of Egypt, is playing at the IMAX Victoria Theatre for the duration of the exhibition.

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs
Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC | Vancouver Island

Photos courtesy Royal BC Museum

Inn at Laurel Point's 'Time of Pharaohs ' package

Includes waterside accommodation
Two adult admissions for 'Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs' at the Royal BC Museum
Egyptian made keepsake pyramid and journal
Complimentary parking

'Key to the City' discount for local businesses
Rates start at $366/Canadian ($281 US) per night

Royal BC Museum is walking distance from Inn at Laurel Point
Reservations: or 800.663.7667

Further Afield ... 

I spent a week in Egypt in April of this year, which included a visit to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. My husband and I were with a small group tour coordinated by Alex City Travel based in Alexandria, Egypt. Highly recommend. ©SueFrausePhoto

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