considered one of the "Big Three" museums for Ancient Kemetic (Ancient
Egyptian) artifacts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has one of the
largest collections in the world. Included among the 30,000 artifacts
the MET boasts are one of the best examples of cippi stelae (used to
create "holy water" prior to the Christian era) and the entire Temple of
Dendur. The Temple of Dendur was moved to the MET, block by block,
from the Nubian border during the creation of the Aswan High Dam.
the museum also subtlety subverts the African origins of our Kemetic
ancestors. This tour will provide a general overview of Ancient Kemetic
history while re-contextualizing Kemet as an African nation. It's
contributions to world civilization are unparalleled.
We will accomplish 3 objectives on this tour: 1) Develop an intimate portrayal of our ancient ancestors 2) Describe the 5 major periods of Ancient Egyptian History and Art 3) Identify and debunk the museum's subtle portrayal of the Ancient Egypt as a non-African nation