Valley of the Kings: Interactive Egyptology exhibition for kids
Every child (and adult!) has a fascination with the Pyramids and Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. It’s therefore really exciting news that an interactive exhibition for children and families has just opened in Sharjah, to focus attention on a major archaeological discovery near Valley of the Kings in Egypt.
While most objects uncovered in the village are displayed at the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Sharjah Museums Authority’s artefact-free exhibition will transport children back in time to interact with the story of Deir El-Medina, life in ancient Egyptian, and the costumes and language of that time.
Organised by Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) in partnership with the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy, the event brings to life the history of Deir El-Medina, an ancient Egyptian workmen’s village that was once home to 800 builders, artists and painters who worked on Egypt’s pharaohs tombs in Valley of The Kings in 1500 BC. The event is brought to you complete with audio, visual and action-based activities to really bring this ancient world to life in a way that children will love.
Taking place at Sharjah Archaeology Museum between 10th November and 31st August 2022, the event is specifically aimed at children aged over four years and families. You’ll find a line up of practical and educational activities that include restoring replicas of ancient artefacts, becoming archaeologists in a small-scale excavation replica site, and using touch-screens to write in hieroglyphs and transform into Pharaohs.
Children will also learn about archaeology and excavation expeditions that led to the discovery of the 3,400-year-old village of Deir El-Medina, including that by Italian Ernesto Schiaparelli during the early 20th century.
This event is part of a series of year-round events and activities specifically designed to cater to the needs of children, that are regularly organised by Sharjah Museums Authority to better connect youngsters to museums and promote learning and exploration.
For more information, visit the Sharjah Museums WEBSITE.