Whem Ankh: The Circle of Life in Ancient Egypt
Suitable for young children to world travelers, it is truly one of the world's most innovative presentations on the people of this important and interesting part of Africa.This is your opportunity to time travel back into the past at a time when everything from birth to death revolved around the seasons and the river of life – the Nile.
Here you will immerse yourself in the life of an Egyptian about 2330 years ago to understand their everyday life, their understanding of the universe and world around them. See how objects made largely from the natural materials available – the earth, plants, and animals – were utilized to facilitate everyday needs and also enhance the creative expression of beauty and art. Also learn about some of the forensic techniques that have allowed us a glimpse into the daily challenges of health and survival.
Meet the mummies of Nes-hor and of Nes-min, priests in the temple of the Egyptian fertility god Min, in the city of Khent-min. Examine the stunning coffin of Djed-hor-ef-ankh who served that same god some 2,700 years ago. See over 250 Egyptian artifacts from Buffalo and North American collections assembled just for this exhibit.
Visitors will experience the lives of these and other middle-class Egyptians. Discover in Whem Ankh how life was different and, yet, in important ways similar to living today.
WHEM ANKH - IT'S A WRAP!
After 15 years of introducing guests to life in ancient Egypt, our Whem Ankh exhibit will close July 7, 2013 to make way for our new permanent Culture Science Studio opening in spring 2014. Some Egyptian collections will move to the new studio, but these are your final months to experience the exhibit you’ve grown to love.
On select weekends in April - June, you are invited to join a tour led by a museum educator and explore life, death and the afterlife in Ancient Egypt.
Tours begin at 11am and 1pm on the following dates and last for 15-30 minutes. They are included with general museum admission and free for BMS Members.
Next tours: June 8 & 9