Come hear Gayle Gibson, the well-loved Egyptologist with the Royal Ontario Museum in a special travel and history talk on Niagara's special connection with Ancient Egypt. Gibson will regale us with tales of Egypt and that peculiar Egyptian Mummy who resided in the old Niagara Museum until the 1990s. It was Gibson herself who identified him as none other than Pharaoh Ramses I, and helped to get him back to Egypt.
The internationally-renowned mummy and coffin expert has starred in numerous history documentaries over the years, including "Museum Secrets", "Nova: The Mummy Who Would be King", and last year's BBC One program: "Tutankhamen, the Truth Uncovered". Her name also made the news last year when she discovered the name of a female mummy 'Nefer-Mut' (aka "Justine") who had lain unidentified in the ROM museum vaults for decades.
The presentation is brought to you by the organization Ancient Egypt Alive, devoted to breathing passion into Egypt's past. www.ancientegyptalive.com
Thursday, June 16, 2016
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM