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Egypt Calls You: A Trip Along the Nile with Egyptian Railways

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Friday, May 16, 2014
Detail of Egypt Calls You poster
The centerpiece of this special exhibition is a re-creation of Egyptian National Railways, which runs along the Nile River, as well as ancient Egyptian cities and temples. This magnificent, hand-crafted display, measuring 15 feet by 5 feet, features a fully functioning, electric railroad (HO 1/87 scale). All working locomotives and railcars were painted by professional artists (in green, symbolic of Prophet Mohammed, with black-white-red stripes from the Egyptian flag), dating to the 1950s and 1960s. Gallery hours: Mondays-Thursdays, 11am-3pm; Saturdays, 9am-11am. Reception: April 30, 3pm–6pm. Free.
Directions: 
Humanities Building, University Museum
Sponsor: 
Museum Studies Program
Contact: 
Professor Linda Ellis
E-mail: 
ellisl@sfsu.edu

Highlights from the exhibit also include the famous Sutro Egyptian Collection (purchased in Egypt by former San Francisco Mayor Adolph Sutro in 1884). The treasures of the University Museum on display include: the 3000-year-old mummy Nes-Per-N-Nub with triple-nesting sarcophagus and limestone statue of the Amarna princess (sister of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, daughter of Nefertiti).

Press coverage

Golden Gate Xpress, May 13, 2014

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