Queen Nefertaris Egypt exhibit opens at the Portland Art Museum (photos)

Queen Nefertaris Egypt exhibit opens at the Portland Art Museum (photos) ...

The Queen Nefertaris Egypt exhibition has arrived at the Portland Art Museum.

The exhibit offers visitors a glimpse into the lives and responsibilities of Egyptian royal women between 1292 and 1189 B.C.

Queen Nefertaris burial chamber and treasures from her tomb, as well as large sculptures, sarcophagi, jewelry, sandals made of woven palm leaves, musical instruments, bronze mirrors and boxes and jars for cosmetic powders & ointments, are all to be seen.

Queen Nefertari, wife of Pharaoh Ramesses II, is one of Egypt's most famous queens, along with the infamous Cleopatra. Ramesses II called her, The One for Whom the Sun Shines. Her records indicate she was well-educated and could read and write hieroglyphs, which was unusual for women at the time.

The exhibit opened Saturday and will run through January 16, 2022. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p. Adults, seniors, and college students are charged $25, while students 17 and under are free. Face masks are required. Portlandartmuseum.org has tickets to the exhibition, as well as more information. Tickets and more info are available on the PortLandArtmuseum website.

Mark Graves is a writer who lives in Washington, D.C. -- Markgrave's name is Mark.

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