No passport necessary for trip to ancient Egypt

Beloit—Visiting the worlds of ancient and modern Egypt is easy. All you need is your lunch hour.

The Beloit College Logan Lunch and Lecture Series will present “Red Land, Black Land: Egypt, Ancient to Modern,” an exploration of the history, art and culture of this fascinating civilization on Thursday, Feb. 19, at noon, in the Mathers room of Pearsons Hall, on the Beloit College campus.

Gene Miller, visiting instructor of classics, and Judy Newland, curator of the Wright Museum of Art, will be your guides for this trip along the Nile and the Sinai Peninsula. They will focus on the trip they recently took with several anthropology, art history and classics students over winter vacation. Miller will provide a foundation for the history, art and culture of ancient Egypt, while Newland will concentrate on modern life, including art restoration and the conditions of museums throughout the region.

Travelers participating in this discussion are encouraged to bring their lunch and take a break in their day by trekking overseas and back in time with the Logan Lunch and Lecture Series. No passports are necessary for this hour-long trip.

This program is free and open to the public.

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