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Educator Guide for Queen Nefertari’s Egypt

This Educator Guide for Queen Nefertari’s Egypt includes sections highlighting five major exhibition themes pertaining to life and death during the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt. Images of works of art from the collection of the Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy, are included. Making Connections questions throughout the guide invite comparison between ancient Egypt and today. The packet includes pre- and post-visit lessons that can be adapted across grade levels. Read More

Queen Nefertari’s Egypt Highlights Ancient Egyptian Masterpieces

The New Orleans Museum of Art presents Queen Nefertari’s Egypt, on view March 18–July 17, 2022. As the favorite wife of Pharaoh Ramesses II (reigned 1279–13 BCE), Queen Nefertari had significant diplomatic and religious roles before her death in c. 1250 BCE, and she is linked to some of the most magnificent monuments of ancient Egypt. Artifacts presented in Queen Nefertari’s Egypt provide an extensive look into the power and influence of women during the New Kingdom period (c. 1539-1075 BCE), when Egyptian civilization was at its height.  Read More