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October 01, 2003
Saturday, Oct. 18; 10 am - 5 pm
Seattle -- The mummy is here! The Burke Museum's recently conserved Egyptian mummy will be on view for the first time in many years along with Egyptian -games, crafts, and creative coloring activities at the Burke's annual Archeology Day, Mummy Madness, Sat. Oct. 18 from 10 am to 5 pm. All activities are included with admission to the Burke Museum.
Explore ancient Egyptian daily life, traditions, and celebrations through hands-on activities such as the mummy floor puzzle, and hieroglyph stamping and coloring. Try your hand at wrapping mummy dolls, decorate a drawing of a mummy coffin, and make your own amulet.
After learning about ancient Egyptian jewelry and adornments, kids can make their own papyrus letter -- in hieroglyphics! Learn about early paper and writing practices. Roll and decorate your own mini papyrus and take it home as a souvenir.
Play Ancient Egyptian games such as Senet, then try your hand at being an archeologist: locate the hieroglyphs on the coffin and decode their meaning. Dr. Paul LeRoy, Professor Emeritus at Central Washington University, will be on hand to answer questions about pyramids.
Take a gallery tour with Egyptologists Susan Cottman and John Sarrs, as they share fascinating facts about the mummy, the mummy coffin, and early Egyptian burial practices in the exhibit Reverent Remembrance: Honoring the Dead.
Mummy Madness is a public program offered in conjunction with the exhibit Reverent Remembrance: Honoring the Dead, on view Oct. 2 -- Feb. 22, 2004. This provocative exhibit explores celebrations and ancient rituals surrounding the dead. Mummy Madness is co-sponsored by the American Research Center in Egypt, Northwest Chapter with additional support from Adobe Systems.
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