There's nothing better to do on a holiday that come to the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum. We're open from 10:30-1:30 today.
We have 2 great pieces from our collection and 1 from the Eton Collection on loan to The Walters Art Museum for their special exhibit "Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum". Check them out tonight or anytime before January 5th. Tonight is free for Constellation Thursday 5pm-9pm!!
"The Book of the Faiyum" is an exquisitely illustrated ancient papyrus depicting Egypt’s Faiyum oasis, a center of prosperity and ritual during the Greco-Roman period. Major sections of the manuscript—reunited for the first time in 150 years—are displayed alongside Egyptian statues, reliefs, jewelry, and ritual objects to illuminate the religious context that gave rise to the enigmatic tale of Sobek, the crocodile god who brings sun to the Faiyum.
"Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum", our new special exhibition, is on view at the Walters from October 6, 2013 – January 5, 2014.
Learn more about this exhibition here: http://thewalters.org/exhibitions/faiyum/
See all exhibition-related events here: http://thewalters.org/exhibitions/faiyum/events.aspx
Our next museum chat is next Thursday from 12:15 to 12:45. Elisabeth Campbell, graduate student in the Department of Classics, and undergraduate students Wolfgang Alders and Sheri Leonard will discuss their work on a collection of ancient Roman coins in the museum. Learn about the Hopkins alumnus Franklin M. Wright whose passion for Roman numismatics began with his chance find of an ancient coin in a "rickety desk in 408 Gilman".