Egypt, Gift of the Nile

The Royal Ontario Museum's travelling exhibit, Egypt, Gift of the Nile, on display at the Niagara Falls Museum

Explore an ancient civilization that flourished for thousands of years.

The Nile River Valley of 5,000 years ago was the birthplace of a remarkable civilization. Protected from foreign invasion by vast deserts and sustained by fertile soil along the river, the ancient Egyptians developed from a simple agricultural community into a sophisticated society. Under a system of divine kingship, this Egyptian civilization lasted thousands of years and contributed strongly to the later cultures of the Mediterranean and Europe.

Pictured above: Egypt, Gift of the Nile displayed at Niagara Falls Museums

Topics covered

  • Introduction
  • Personal Adornment
  • Make-up and Perfume
  • Feeding the Household
  • Buildings Large and Small
  • Family Life
  • Education
  • Religion
  • Funerary Religion
  • The Afterlife
Grade Curriculum Relevance

Grade 5

Heritage and Citizenship: Early Civilizations

Grade 12

World History


  • 9 display cases 196 x 69 x 69 cm (77 x 27 x 27 in)
  • 2 crates 97 x 64 x 191 cm (38 x 25 x 75 in) containing: 10 display panels 184 x 61 cm (6 x 2 ft) and 10 bases 26 x 64 x 46 cm (10 x 25 x 18 in)
  • Display case 110 x 237 x 61 cm (43 x 93 x 24 in)

Space required: 93 square metres (1000 square feet)

Weight: 908 kg (2000 lbs)

Supplementary materials: Exhibition posters, exhibition/installation manual, program ideas and exhibition text

Special requirements
Light levels: 100 lux for nine display cases, 50 lux for case with linen fragment
Relative humidity requirements: stable RH levels throughout the year, within a range of approximately 40-60%

Booking period: 8 weeks

Fee for 2014 rentals: $1600 plus shipping cost