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03.16.2012 / To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum

The Joslyn Museum is taking a trip into the past with their new exhibit To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibit, which runs until June 3rd, features ancient Egyptian artifacts centered on how the ancient Egyptians treated their dead. Visitors will learn how mummies are made, what Egyptian tombs contained and how Egyptians sent off their honored dead with rituals and ceremonies.

"Visitors will learn how mummies are made, what Egyptian tombs contained and how Egyptians sent off their honored dead with rituals and ceremonies."

To celebrate the exhibit, the Joslyn Museum has a number of special events planned. Here are just a few:

•  Saturday Surprise, Egypt Style! (March 17th & 31st, April 14th & 28th, and May 12th from 10 am-noon) -  Try hands-on projects based on Egyptian culture and objects in the exhibition. This event is free during Joslyn’s regular free Saturday morning hours.

•  Story Adventures (April 17th at 10:30 am) - A librarian from Omaha Public Library will read aloud storybooks with Egyptian tales to preschoolers and their chaperones. Afterwards, go on an adventure in the exhibition. This event is free when you present a library card. All others free with regular Museum admission.

•  Family Fun Day (April 22nd from 1–4 pm) - Art-making workshops, To Live Forever scavenger trek, performances, and more! This event is free.

•  Mummification: Resurrection of an Ancient Art (May 10th at 6:30 pm) - This public lecture features one of the world's foremost experts on mummies — Bob "Mr. Mummy” Brier, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University in Brookville, New York. In 1994, using ancient tools and materials, Dr. Brier and Ronald Wade became the first people in 2,000 years to mummify a human cadaver in the ancient Egyptian style. For more information on this event, visit:  www.joslyn.org/egypt/events-and-programs/details.aspx?ID=220

•  Love your Mummy! Mother’s Day Breakfast (May 13th @ 10 am).  – For more information on this event, visit: www.joslyn.org/egypt/events-and-programs/details.aspx?ID=224

To view a virtual tour and learn even more about the exhibit visit: www.joslyn.org/egypt First National Bank is proud to be a presenting sponsor of the exhibit.  Please post a comment on www.facebook.com/fnbomaha
and let us know what you think of the exhibit.

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