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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Discovering Ancient Nubia | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Discovering Ancient Nubia

October 30–December 4, 2019

Why does ancient Nubia remain a mystery to most Americans? Learn about this ancient kingdom as we explore Nubia's artists and their subjects, and learn to appreciate the breadth and technical mastery of Nubian art. This course is inspired by "Ancient Nubia Now," on view from October 13, 2019, through January 20, 2020.

Take the full five-week course or choose the lectures that interest you most.

Ticket Packages

Multi-session course packages are available. Please note that this course package is not available after the date of the first session.
For more information and to purchase tickets for individual sessions, select from the "In This Series" section.

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October 30, 2019
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Take a close look at the tombs of the Napatan kings who conquered and ruled Egypt from the late 8th century to 666 BCE, using objects that the MFA...


November 6, 2019
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Four thousand years ago, the kings of Egypt's 12th Dynasty conquered a long stretch of the Nile south of their border. Reasons for the conquest...


November 13, 2019
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Uncover the history of the MFA's pioneering 1916–20 excavations at Gebel Barkal. The Egyptians regarded this small mountain at the southern limit of...


November 20, 2019
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Discover how the ancient Nubian Kermans used art to reinforce political power and religious belief. The Kerma Kingdom developed over a thousand years...


December 4, 2019
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

The complex arts of Meroe include a rich body of sculpture as well as decorated pyramid chapels, temples, ritual objects, jewelry, ceramics, and...

Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

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