I moved into an area focusing on harems. This was not what we think of in terms of the word, but estates where queens and other women could be on their own and pursue their own interests. It was a place away from life at court.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Monday, August 30, 2021
A bit morbid, perhaps, but seeing coffins of ancient Egypt fascinates me.
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Among the coffins here in this exhibit were video projections, slowly shifting, with stylized imagery of ancient Egypt.
Saturday, August 28, 2021
As one of the panels here notes, ancient Egyptians viewed death as a temporary interruption in life, and the afterlife was the realm of Osiris. Everyday objects were often buried with them for use in that afterlife.
Friday, August 27, 2021
Coming back into the main area of the exhibit, I photographed this panel.
Here we have an area displaying tools and materials used in the process of preparing the dead for mummification. Internal organs would be removed, the brain would be removed via the nostrils, and certain chemical processes would be engaged to embalm and preserve the body.