Queens of Egypt
New! From April 10 to November 4, 2018
Travel back in time to ancient Egypt—to the days of the Egyptian Empire, some 3,500 years ago—where you will meet women whose remarkable destiny saw them become the wives, mothers, and daughters of pharaohs!
Elementary - Cycle 3
From their birth, the main concern of the future queens of Egypt is to prepare their passage to the afterlife. Your students will follow in their footsteps, passing as they did from the world of the living to the world of the dead. They will be accompanied by a character well acquainted with royal tombs. Passport in hand, children will accumulate points, in this case scarabs, in each activity they participate in. It will take 10 scarabs to successfully pass Osiris’ tribunal and become eternal as the queens of Egypt did!
Secondary - Cycles 1 and 2
Students will discover the rich Egyptian civilization during the period of the New Kingdom through encounters with its women: goddesses, mothers and queens. This visit will be a unique opportunity to learn about the key locations of Egyptian society, its social organization, and its symbolic context through its material culture. Enriched by the life story of historical female figures, students will be led to discover the main tenants of the culture, beliefs, rituals, and immense legacy of the Egyptian civilization during antiquity.
Visit: 30 minutes
Activity: 60 minutes
Our experienced interpreter-guides can adapt the tour to students’ ages and interests, making this a rich and varied learning experience.