Livingston Municipal Library

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Events on Saturday, 28. July 2018

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July 28 Saturday

Jul 28, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 01:30 PM
Livingston Municipal Library (Lobby Area)

Beginning on July 2, 2018, Livingston Municipal Library will present “The Treasures of Tutankhamun,” an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Tutankhamen is the most familiar and popular of ancient Egyptian rulers. When Howard Carter discovered the young Pharaoh’s tomb in 1922, the entire world paid attention. When his treasures toured the United States, unprecedented crowds lined up to view them. Based on the major traveling display, “The Treasures of Tutankhamun” has been reconstructed to tell the story of Tutankhamen as it was told through Carter’s discovery and the related traveling exhibition. “The Treasures of Tutankhamun” promotes a thoughtful comparison of ancient and modern customs concerning death and the afterlife, as well as discussions of political power and the privileges that come with great personal wealth. The exhibition will be available to the public from July 2 to July 28, 2018. The exhibit will be located in the lobby. Viewing hours are from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Groups and individuals are encouraged to attend at their convenience. Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, traveling exhibitions and documentary films. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at http://www.humanitiestexas.org or call 512.440.1991.