Lowe Art Museum. From Jun 28th through Nov 2nd, 2008.
Excavating Egypt: Great Discoveries from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College, London, will be on view at the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, from June 28th through November 2nd, 2008. The major traveling exhibition tells the story of British pioneer and archaeologist, Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853 – 1942) and his exploration of ancient Egyptian civilization.
Petrie, known as the Father of Egyptian Archaeology for his innovations and contributions to the field (and the inspiration for the film hero Indiana Jones) excavated in Egypt for well over half a century. Excavating Egypt features 221 of Petrie’s most significant finds – many never before seen by the public. Complementing this exhibition is Eternal Egypt: Photography from the Collection of the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami. Images of the Nile Valley during a bygone era reveal glimpses of an Egypt that no longer exists, and feature the Lost Egypt portfolios produced by The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
For more information, please call: 305.284.3535