BEING CLEOPATRA: Tennessee State Museum free lectures

Friday, June 10, 2011

Tennessee State Museum free lectures

The Tennessee State Museum will present a free summer lecture series on Ancient Egypt:

Saturday, June 18: Museum, Level B
10:15 a.m. – Cecil B. DeMille’s 1934 version of Cleopatra starring Claudette Colbert
12:30 p.m. – The 1963 epic production of Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Rex Harrison

Saturday, July 16, 1pm-4pm: Museum, Level D & B
"Egyptian Family Activity Day" presented by Nashville Parent. Visitors will learn about the process of mummification through examination of a real mummy and will explore the lives of ancient Egyptians. Other activities will include arts, crafts,and hands-on activities. Tutenstein cartoons will be shown.

Sunday, July 24, 2pm-4pm: Museum, Level B
A power-point presentation of "Herakleides: A Portrait Mummy from Roman Egypt" by Dr. Lorelei Corcoran from the Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology of the University of Memphis

Sunday, August 28, 2pm-4pm: Museum, Level B
A lecture, “Pharaohs & the Patriarchs (and Matriarchs) of Israel,” presented by Jack M. Sasson, Ph.D., Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Judaic and Biblical Studies, Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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