Your Chance To Check Out Egyptian Art

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(WREG-TV) The Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology will host its annual IEAA Family Day at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis Saturday.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Admission is free, but call 901.678.2649 for group reservations.

During the event, families will be able to travel back in time for a day to explore the wonders of ancient Egypt.

Participants will be able to write in hieroglyphs, color masks while learning about ancient Egyptian gods, make a copy of an ancient Egyptian amulet and participate in a “scavenger” hunt.

In addition, the event will include special tours of the Egyptian Exhibition at the Art Museum, making and decorating a crown and scepters, and learning how to measure the ancient Egyptian way. Bring your own camera and “picture yourself as a mummy.”

Free parking is available in the Central Avenue lot.

Paid parking is available for $2 per hour in the Fogelman Executive Center garage on Innovation Drive, just south of Central Ave.

The Art Museum is located on the first floor of the Communication and Fine Arts Building, room 142.