"Whether it’s the sphinxes, hieroglyphics, Cleopatra or mummies, we’ve all had a fascination with the mysteries of ancient Egypt.

“Echoes of Egypt: Conjuring the Land of the Pharaohs,” an exhibition of almost 100 objects that covers a time span of thousands of years, opens Saturday for a long run through January 2014 at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History...

Manassa says that one of the highlights of the exhibit is a medieval Arabic document on loan from Bibliotechque nationale de France never seen here before, which seeks to translate hieroglyphics. It shows, she says, that the Egyptian revival is not exclusive to Western Europe and the Americas, or modern scholars..."


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