Egypt, Gift of the Nile

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

Components:

  • 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