Rollin Phipps presents Mummies: Wrapped for Eternity. This special program will discuss the facts and myths surrounding the Egyptian practice of mummification. He will demonstrate the procedure and show the equipment which was used. The discussion will include a display of ancient artifacts. This program for ages 12 and up is part of the Summer Reading Club.
During the month of June, the Grand Prairie Main Library hosts Treasures of Tutankhamun, an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Tutankhamun is the most familiar and most popular of ancient Egyptian rulers. When Howard Carter found his tomb in 1922, the whole world paid attention. When his treasures toured the United States, unprecedented crowds lined up to view and learn. The Treasures of Tutankhamun, based on the major traveling display, has been reconstructed to tell the story of Tutankhamun as it was told through Carter’s discovery.