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

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

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

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

Queen Nefertaris burial chamber and items 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 und ointments, are on display.

Queen Nefertari, wife of Pharaoh Ramesses II, is one of Egypt's most celebrated queens, along with such figures as Cleopatra. Ramesses II called her, The One for Whom the Sun Shines. Records show that she was well-educated and could read and write hieroglyphs, which was unusual for women at that time.

The exhibit opened Saturday and will remain open until January 16, 2022. Hours are Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and college students, and free for those 17 and under. Face masks are required. Portlandartmuseum.org is the home of the museum's ticket website. For more information, visit portlundartmuse.com.

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