A Sepulchral Grand Tour: Exploring Egyptian and Classical Monuments
Date(s) - 09/15/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Oriental Institute
In the 19th century, Americans were very interested in ancient Egypt and the Classical world and this was reflected in the monuments they built, including those where they interred their dead. Join Dr. Foy Scalf and Dr. Tasha Vorderstrasse of the Oriental Institute, as they take you on a fascinating journey through the tombs of wealthy Chicagoans at Graceland Cemetery. From Classical and Egyptian temples to pyramids and Roman sarcophagi, learn about Chicago funerary architecture and the Chicagoans who built them.
Please assemble at the main gate of the cemetery, 4001 N Clark Street