Excavations have resumed since the fall of 2014, and are currently financed by the Qatar Sudan Archaeological Project, which is backing 38 archaeological projects in the Sudan for a period of five years.
For more information, visit the Naga website.
As it turns out, a lot! For example, every year at the Oscars, the winners are presented a figure of an Ancient Egyptian god; the story of Christmas is based on Egyptian royal dogma and the Christian group of the Madonna with Child has an Egyptian predecessor. And what about beer in Ancient Egypt? The proud Bavarian lion? The list is endless.
What makes this particular education workshop unique, however, is the fact that it also addressed one of the museum’s other main concerns: a barrier-free access to the collection, and that in as many different ways as possible. Thus, this workshop takes place in cooperation with schools with inclusive classes
The results of the first workshop, with a “P-Seminar” of the inclusive Q11 class of the Gisela Gymnasium in Schwabing, is now available on our multimedia guide as a special tour geared towards both teenagers in general and the deaf and hard of hearing in particular.
Our next workshop will permit blind teenagers to discover the collection from their own point of view. Participants will be allowed to touch and explore the artefacts and describe their impressions in an audioguide.
That’s what we call successful inclusion! To hear, see and read Ancient Egypt, modern style. Congratulations to class Q11 of the Gisela Gymnasium for a great idea and a wonderful execution. The results are already available as a free ebook and are accessible to all visitors of the State Museum of Egyptian Art on our multimedia guide (in written and spoken German and German Sign Language “DGS”).
Download the ebook