|Feb. 23, 2006||
Press Contact: William Harms|
Artifacts from Nubia
Some of the world’s most significant artifacts from Nubia, an ancient African civilization that had important connections to Egypt, will go on display Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Museum of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, 1155 E. 58th St.
Many of the artifacts, including one of the world’s oldest saddles, will be on display for the first time as the museum opens “Ancient Nubia” in the Robert F. Picken Family Nubian Gallery.
Photographs taken during University expeditions 100 years ago in Nubia, now Sudan, also will be on display. The photographs show remote archaeological sites and scenes of daily life. “Lost Nubia: Photographs of Egypt and the Sudan 1905-07” will be exhibited in the Marshall and Doris Holleb Family Gallery for Special Exhibits until Sunday, May 7. READ MORE
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