An exhibition titled Queens of Egypt that depicts the powerful, mysterious and fascinating culture of the ancient Egyptian empire is on display at the National Geographic Museum, Washington, D.C. from March 1 through September 2.
“Travel back in time with National Geographic to visit ancient Egypt, one of the world’s greatest civilizations, and get to know some of its lesser-known leaders—Egypt’s mighty queens,” notes the exhibition brief.
The works portray the hidden role women played in the Egyptian society. Also on display are seven Egyptian queens who helped shape the ancient and modern worlds. In addition, the exhibition provides a peek into the everyday lives of Egyptian women and the tombs they lived in.
More than 300 incredible artifacts, including monumental sculptures, sparkling jewelry, and impressive sarcophagi are being showcased. Apart from experiencing the sights and smells of the everyday life of ancient Egypt, the visitors can take a 3-D virtual tour of one of the preserved tombs in the Valley of the Queens.
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“Indeed, when there was a political crisis, the ancient Egyptians chose a woman time and again to fill the power vacuum—precisely because she was the least risky option,” wrote Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology at the University of California in Los Angeles, and the author of the recently published book When Women Ruled, which also inspired the exhibition.
Ticket prices start from $15. There’s a discount of $3 for seniors, students, and military. Children aged between five and 12 (free under five) can get tickets at $10.
You can purchase tickets here.