Yes, you too can walk like an Egyptian, but not quite the way that you think.
The Walters Art Museum will be hosting an Egyptian Family Festival where you can sail up the Nile River to the mysterious land of the Faiyum. You can also hop along the backs of crocodiles as you explore the marvels of ancient Egypt!
Tell tales of gods and goddesses, help build a palace and learn traditional dances. Children will have lots of fun searching for crocodile hatchling eggs throughout the museum. They also get to chant with the friendly Egyptian lion cub, Waltee.
Discover a new alphabet and write secret messages on pretty papyrus paper! Make artwork deserving of the pharaohs and enjoy exciting performances all day! Visit the special exhibition, Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum and dive deep into ancient Egyptian culture.
- Noa Baum telling Stories of Ancient Egypt
- Saltanah Ensemble performing Traditional Egyptian Music
- The Maryland Zoo sharing Crocodile Touch Materials
- Baltimore chorus Parallel Octave presents an audience-participation poetry-reading workshop on poetry from & inspired by ancient Egypt. This performance includes live music!
- Silk Road Dance performing EGYPTA: Myth, Magic, and Mystery
The Book of the Faiyum is an exquisitely illustrated ancient papyrus depicting Egypt’s Faiyum oasis, a center of prosperity and ritual during the Greco-Roman period. Major sections of the manuscript—reunited for the first time in 150 years—are displayed alongside Egyptian statues, reliefs, jewelry, and ritual objects to illuminate the religious context that gave rise to the enigmatic tale of Sobek, the crocodile god who brings sun to the Faiyum.