Ancient Egypt exhibit at Museum of Fine Art

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The magic of ancient Egypt has come to the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg.

This landmark exhibition brings to life one of the greatest civilizations in the history of the world.

Ancient  Egypt-Art and Magic: Treasures from the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, on view from December 17, 2011 to April 29, 2012, spotlights astonishing objects of every kind.

The one hundred works include mummy cases and sacred works in diverse media, tomb and temple reliefs, papyrus fragments, alabaster vessels, and rare objects comprised of precious stones.
A magnificent red granite torso of Rameses the Great honors one of the most celebrated pharaohs in history.

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $17 for adults, $15 for those 65 and older, and $10 for students seven and older, including college students with current ID.

Children under seven and Museum members are admitted free.

Groups of 10 or more adults pay only $12 per person and children $4 each with prior reservations.

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