All children (and adults!) are fascinated by the pyramids and pharaohs of ancient Egypt. So it is really exciting news that an interactive exhibition for children and families has just opened in Sharjah to draw attention to an important archaeological discovery near the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.
While most of the artifacts discovered in the village are on display at the Egyptian Museum in Turin, the Sharjah Museums Authority’s free display of artifacts takes children back in time to explore the history of Deir ElMedina, life in ancient Egypt and clothing interaction and language of that time.
Organized by the Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) in collaboration with the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy, the event relies on the history of Deir ElMedina, an ancient Egyptian working-class village that was once home to 800 builders, artists, and painters who worked on the tombs of the Egyptian pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings in 1500 BC. The event is complete with audio, visual, and action-based activities to bring this ancient world to life in a way kids will love.
The event, which will take place between 10 November and 31 August 2022 at the Sharjah Archeology Museum, is specifically aimed at children aged four and over and families. You’ll find a range of hands-on and educational activities including restoring replicas of ancient artifacts, becoming archaeologists at a small replica dig site, and using touchscreens to write hieroglyphs and transform into pharaohs.
Children will also learn about the archeology and excavation expeditions that led to the discovery of the 3,400-year-old village of Deir ElMedina, including by Italian Ernesto
This event is part of a series of events and activities throughout the year specifically designed to meet the needs of children and are regularly organized by the Sharjah Museums Authority to better engage young people with museums and learning and encourage exploration.