Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs Opens at NHMU

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs Opens at NHMU

Take a journey along the River Nile 5,000 years ago to one of the most advanced ancient civilizations. Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs at Natural History Museum of Utah uncovers pharaoh secrets and explores daily life in ancient Egypt.

Opening to the public this Thursday, May 20, the latest special exhibit at NHMU guides visitors through the fascinating and mysterious lives of pharaohs. Discover the ancient Egyptian art, cultural splendor, miracles and mysteries that have captivated imaginations worldwide.

This vivid artifact-rich experience unveils the day-to-day lifestyle of pharaohs, commoners, gods, kings and queens. It reveals their economic, political, mythological and cultural beliefs. Experience over 350 original artifacts—including of the mummy Ta-Kar, the coffin for the Overseer of the Granary Nakht, the slab stela of Iunu, and a papyrus from The Book of the Dead—some of them over 4,500 years old, as well as detailed, interactive models of once-lost cities and landscapes.

The immersive display also includes 20 media stations, ten replicas, and nine interactive, true-to-scale models of houses, cities and landscapes, along with hands-on elements, animations, videos and holograms. 

“This exhibit is one of the largest traveling exhibitions on ancient Egypt,” said Jason Cryan, executive director of Natural History Museum of Utah. “The exhibit explores ancient Egyptian culture from the perspectives of both the pharaohs and the ruling class as well as that of everyday Egyptians. Our visitors will come away with a new-found appreciation for this period of human history. We’re thrilled to showcase it here at NHMU.”

Don’t miss this thrilling expedition at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Entrance into Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs is included in the Museum’s price of general admission. An ongoing visitor policy is in place to prioritize the health and comfort of all Museum guests. Tickets must be reserved online in advance and will not be available for purchase at the Museum. For additional information, visit

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