Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Book of the Fayum

 The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore will be presenting an exhibition on the Greco-Roman book of the Fayum and will be re-uniting major portions of the papyrus for the first time in more than a century since its division in 1859. The book deals with the Fayum and its God Sobek and is a priestly manual with this copy being the most important due to its many images and good preservation.

The book exists in many different papyrus' as well as Sobek's temple in the Fayum and on coffins from the area. The show will be running between October 6- January 5, 2014 so get your ticket soon or miss this amazing opportunity.

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