Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East Programs

2020 Apr 20

CANCELED: Apprenticeship in Ancient Egypt

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

We continue to monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and prioritize the safety of our visitors, staff, students and volunteers. In the interests of reducing the number of people on campus and slowing the opportunity for transmission, the university museums are closing to the public, at the end of business on Thursday, March 12 until further notice. All public programs, classes, and events have been canceled. Over the next few weeks we will be assessing the situation and reviewing options for when we will be able to re-open to the public.... Read more about CANCELED: Apprenticeship in Ancient Egypt

2020 Jul 25

CANCELED: An Evening for Foodies: A 21+ Event

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East

We continue to monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and prioritize the safety of our visitors, staff, students and volunteers. In the interests of reducing the number of people on campus and slowing the opportunity for transmission, the university museums are closed to the public until further notice. All in person public programs,...

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2020 Mar 05

The Khufu Boat

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Large ancient planked vessel from Egypt on display in large room.

Free Public Lecture

Bob Brier, Senior Research Fellow, Long Island University

In 1954, Egyptian archaeologist Kamal el-Mallakh discovered a 144-foot ship buried next to the Great Pyramid of Giza. The Khufu boat—one of the...

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2019 Oct 17

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt: Biomedical Analysis of Mummies and Canopic Jars

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Canopic Jar being scanned for content.

Free Public Lecture

Frank Rühli, Professor, Founding Chair, and Director, Institute of Evolutionary Medicine, University of Zurich

Egyptian mummies and the remains found in ancient canopic jars can now be studied in great detail using noninvasive...

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2019 Aug 16

Free Fun Friday 2019!

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street; Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Avenue; Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, 1 Oxford Street; Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue

Enjoy free admission on Friday, August 16 at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture as part of Highland Street Foundation's 11th Annual Free Fun Fridays summer event series. Enjoy the Harvard Museum of Natural History’s Marine Life in the Putnam Family Gallery, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology’s exhibit, All The World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American...

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2019 Mar 26

Sold Out: Celebrate Nowruz

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Nowruz

Special Event

This event is sold out.

Celebrate the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring with poetry, live music, traditional sweets, and an introduction to the traditional haft seen table. More than 3,000 years old, Nowruz (“new day...

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2019 Feb 21

Magic and Demonology in Ancient Egypt

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Magic and Demonology in Ancient Egypt lecture image with Rita Lucarelli

Free Public Lecture

Rita LucarelliAssociate Professor of Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Studies; Faculty Curator of Egyptology, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

Ancient Egyptian texts and objects associated with funerary rituals often include references to “magic” and “demons.” ... Read more about Magic and Demonology in Ancient Egypt

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