If you haven’t yet made it over to Victoria to check out Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs at the Royal BC Museum, you’re going to want to get on a ferry soon and remedy that. This stunning exhibition runs until December 31st and it’s more than worth the trip.
Drawn from the collections of some of the world’s most prestigious museums, this is the first time it’s being shown in North America.
While checking out more than 300 artifacts, many of which are over 4,500 years old, you’ll learn what life was like for labourers and Pharaohs alike. The exhibition covers all aspects of ancient Egyptian life, right down how they groomed themselves. Did you know they used tweezers and razorblades? Neither did we.
You will also see ancient fabrics that are somehow still preserved, papyrus from The Book of the Dead, coffin boxes, opulent jewellery and a great deal of statues, big and small.
On the way out of the exhibition space, you’re given a piece of wisdom from Ptahhotep, a vizier from the 5th dynasty.
On the museum’s ground floor, next to the Royal Museum Shop, you can also get your name written in ancient hieroglyph on a certificate for an extra $2.
Your day pass gets you into the Egypt exhibition as well as the other parts of the museum. You could spend the entire day here learning about the history of British Columbia. Have a look at this pdf, which gives an overview of the different sections showcasing both human and natural history.
Don’t miss the chance to get a glimpse into another world at this spectacular exhibit. Learn more about Egypt: The Time of the Pharaohs and start planning your visit.