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The Naga Project

Logo Naga was the southernmost city of the Kingdom of Meroe, a neighbour and strong rival of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt. Northeast of Khartoum (the capital of the Republic of Sudan), in the middle of a steppe landscape far from the Nile valley, Naga has remained untouched since its apogee from 200 BC to 250 AD, making this area of 1 square kilometre (247 acres) and its many ruins ideal for archaeological study. The excavations in Naga, financed by the German Research Association (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), were under the aegis of the Egyptian Museum in Berlin from 1995-2012and were taken over by the Egyptian Museum in Munich in 2013.

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.

Naga-Dokumentation des Bayerischen Rundfunks

All included: User Generated Content im SMÄK

An inclusive education project for young adults dared to ask this question: what is modern about Ancient Egypt?

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.

Discovering Egypt

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”).
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Mona Horncastle’s website

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