Lost Kindom of the Nile

Title: Lost Kindom of the Nile
Location: Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia One Clay Square Charleston, West Virginia 25301 (304) 561-3500
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Travel back in time to ancient Nubia, with a variety of all new hands-on experiences for all ages! See what you would look like as part of a royal tomb painting. Write your name in hieroglyph. Check out our models of a prehistoric Nubian hut and irrigation system. You can experience all of this and much more as we celebrate our Lost Kingdoms of the Nile art exhibition.

Lost Kingdoms of the Nile Lecture Series

Nubian Queens in the Nile Valley
With Dr. Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban
Tuesday, March 16, 6 pm, Art Gallery
Nubian women played a valuable role in Kushite culture. Discover their influence on Nubian culture, and learn how they helped established who was going to be the next king or queen.

Nubian Pyramids and Royal Cemeteries
With Dr. Peter Lacorvara
Wednesday, April 7, 6 pm, Art Gallery
Increased contact with Egypt resulted in progressive adoption by the Nubians of Egyptian funerary practices. Learn about the pyramids that ancient Nubians continued building for nearly 1,000 years after the Egyptians.

To Kill a Mockingbird Screening
Cross Lanes Branch Library
5449 Big Tyler Rd., Cross Lanes, WV 25313 (304)776-5999

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird, Daniel Boyd, film maker and professor, will share his passion for the Oscar-winning film before showing the movie. One of the highlights of Gregory Peck’s long career, this film launched the careers of Brock Peters and Robert Duvall.

Date: 2010-02-26