Arab Voices Community Calendar/Announcements

The events listed below are not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by Arab Voices. Listing them on this site is a service to the community to be aware of activities and events in the Greater Houston Area. To include an event on this calendar, send e-mail to info@arabvoices.net.
 Events / Announcements
  Last updated March 18, 2019

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Beginning March 3, 2019  -  Story Time in Arabic for Kids at ACC
The Arab American Cultural & Community Center (ACC) announces Story Time in Arabic! for Kids 2 to 5 years old.
We are excited to share that we will start offering Arabic Story time every Sunday at the ACC. It will be lead by one of our weekend Arabic School parents beginning this Sunday, March 3rd at 12 PM.
During Arabic story time we will be reading books, singing songs and crafting with a different theme each week.
Arabic story time is geared for kids between the ages of 2 through 5 years old. Siblings are always welcomed.
This will be a fun way for parents and their kids to bond with each other, while introducing and teaching children Arabic at an early age.
Attendance is Free but due to limited space, it will be first come first seated
***Parental participation and supervision is required during Arabic story time.***
For more information, contact the ACC at 832-351-3366.



March 20, 2019  -  North America Nakba Tour: The Exiled Palestinians
Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Houston (SJP) is proud and honored to welcome the North America Nakba Tour to UH. 89 year-old Nakba survivor, Mariam Fathalla, and great granddaughter of Nakba survivors, Amena Ashkar, will express their stories as Palestinians living in refugee camps in Lebanon.
What was the Nakba exactly? What stories are there to be shared?
Below is an excerpt from the North America Nakba Tour going into the context behind the event Wednesday:
"On May 14, 1948, as Zionist leader David Ben Gurion was proclaiming a Jewish state in Palestine, his troops drove out the inhabitants of the ancient Palestinian town of al-Zeeb. 18-year-old Mariam Fathalla was one of them. She and her young husband fled to Lebanon. By year’s end the 4,000-year-old community had been leveled. More than half of all Palestinians were killed or expelled and more than half the cities, towns and villages disappeared, a crime that Palestinians call al-Nakba (the Catastrophe).
Now 89 years old, Mariam has spent the last 71 years in crowded, makeshift refugee camps in Lebanon. She has raised three generations, all waiting to return to Palestine. She has seen five Israeli invasions of Lebanon, as well as the 1976 Tel al-Zaatar camp massacre that killed more than 2000 refugees there.
Mariam wants to meet you. So does Amena Ashkar, the great granddaughter of other Nakba survivors. They have a different message. They do not live in Palestine. They have no citizenship anywhere. They do not live under Israeli occupation. Israel does not allow them to visit their homes, much less live there. Amena never met an Israeli before the Nakba Tour, and Mariam not since 1948. They have a different perspective."
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 7 p.m.
Location:  University of Houston, Agnes Arnold Auditorium 2 (AAA2), 3553 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77004
To learn more about the North America Nakba Tour, visit https://nakbatour.com/.  



March 20, 2019  -  U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East
During his 37-year Foreign Service career, Ryan Crocker served as U.S. Ambassador to some of the most volatile countries in the world: Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Syria. Most of these countries are in the Middle East, which has been a region of ongoing conflict since the end of World War II. The region has also been of strong interest for the U.S. given its strategic location between Europe and the rest of Asia, and the important role it plays in the global fight on terrorism.
Join Asia Society Texas Center for a conversation with Ambassador Crocker on his thoughts regarding the current U.S. administration's approach to foreign policy in the Middle East and the path forward to a peaceful and sustainable future.
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 5:45 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004
About the Speaker: Ryan Crocker is a Diplomat in Residence at Princeton University. He is on a leave of absence from Texas A&M, where he is an executive professor and former dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service. He was a career Foreign Service Officer who served six times as an American Ambassador (listed in order of service with first most recent): Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, and Lebanon. Three of these appointments were under Republican administrations and three under Democratic administrations. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, in 2009. Other recent awards include the inaugural Bancroft Award, presented by the Naval Academy in 2016. Also in 2016, he was named an Honorary Fellow of the Literary and Historical Society at University College, Dublin where he was presented the annual James Joyce Award. He is an Honorary Marine.
This event is presented by Asia Society Texas Center. For more information, visit https://asiasociety.org/texas/events/us-foreign-policy-middle-east-ambassador-ryan-crocker.



March 21, 2019  -  City of God
The Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance
A brown bag lecture by Dr. Scott Hanson about the interplay between religious freedom, immigration and pluralism.
How much pluralism and what kinds of pluralism can a pluralist society stand? Explore the ways that America’s long experiment with religious pluralism continues today and how communities respond to rapid demographic change since the Immigration Act of 1965.
Date: March 21, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Rice University, Meyer Conference Room, RMC/Ley Student Center

This event is free and open to the public, however your registration is requested. To register, or more information, click HERE.
Dr. R. Scott Hanson has been a Lecturer in History, Religious Studies, and Urban Studies at Penn since 2012 and, since 2016, he has served as Director of Penn Summer’s Social Justice Research Academy. He is also an Affiliate of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University. After completing a B.A. in the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin, he studied Religion at Columbia University and has a Ph.D. in History of Culture from the University of Chicago. He is the author of City of Gods: Religious Freedom, Immigration, and Pluralism in Flushing, Queens (Fordham University Press, 2016), now in its second printing. City of Gods received a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly and was also featured in the Sunday Book Review of The New York Times. You can read more about his work at www.rscotthanson.com.



March 22, 2019  -  ACC Ladies' Night Out Group: Arab Mother's Day Celebration
The Arab Ladies at Bait Al Arab welcomes all Community Ladies to celebrate Arab Mother's Day, which will take place at ACC on Friday March 22nd.

Come join us for a night full of fun and entertainment
• Let's party and dance
• Snacks and refreshments will be served
• Games, raffle Door prize Bazzar and much more
• Spread the word to all your friends and neighbors

Don't miss a night full of fun, and entertainment.

Date: Friday, March 22, 2019
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Arab American Cultural & Community Center, 10555 Stancliff Rd, Houston 77099
Kids between age of 3 and 10 will have to be in a separate room with the babysitter, No exceptions please!
Babysitting will be charged $5.00/child. TO RESERVE A SEAT TO YOUR CHILD, please click HERE.
The ACC does not bear responsibility for any harm that could happen to your child who is not baby seated.

To book a table for the Bazaar, please contact (832) 351-3366.



March 23, 2019  -  Houston Benefit for Rohingya Refugees

Organized by Islamic Medical Association of North America - IMANA
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Embassy Suites 16435 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas
The Houston community will come together on March 23 for our Save Rohingya program. Come learn about our work, have dinner, and make a difference.
Our speakers include former Denver Nuggets point guard Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf and motivational speaker Abdulhakim Mohamed.
There will be volunteers who share their experiences about the Rohingya Camps.
Additional speakers will be announced soon.


For more information, click here.



March 23-24, 2019  -  5th Annual Houston Lebanese Festival
The American Lebanese Cultural Center (ALCC) is excited to announce that the 2019 5th Annual Houston Lebanese Festival will take place on March 23 & 24, 2019 at Constellation Field. Join us to enjoy delicious food, nonstop dancing, and activities for the whole family which include a NEW bazaar this year named "Made in Lebanon" that will bring a range of authentic Lebanese products and brands to you! We will also proudly sponsor a Walk for Hope during the festival weekend as well as contribute a portion of festival entrance proceeds to benefit the Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon, an affiliated hospital of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. We look forward to seeing you as we support this great cause together!
Date: March 23-24, 2019
Location: Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Dr, Sugar Land, Texas 77498

For more information, visit www.HoustonLebaneseFestival.com.



March 24, 2019  -  Special Gathering to Benefit Jewish Voice for Peace
Special Gathering benefitting Jewish Voice for Peace with JVP Executive Director Rebecca Vilkomerson
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 6pm
Location: Fadi's Mediterranean Grill, 12360 Westheimer Rd., Suite A, Houston, TX, 77077
Jewish Voice for Peace is a progressive national organization working for justice, equality, and dignity for all people of Israel/Palestine.
Learn more here and here, or by watching this video.

We are able to offer a special ticket price of $50 for this event, which includes dinner, until March 16th, after which ticket prices will go up. Please click here to RSVP.
If you have any questions, please email ari@jvp.org.


March 29-31, 2019  -  Scholar Series: Fundamentals of Fiqh Series
The Islamic Dawah Center Library is excited to present an opportunity for students of knowledge and Muslims interested in exploring their faith further to meet world renowned scholar Dr. Said Alkamili. Dr. Alkamali is an authority on Maliki Fiqh. His lectures will discuss the fundamentals of Islamic Fiqh (Usool) and the major work of Imam Malik, the incredible compilation Al-Muwatta. Al Muwatta is the first book to fuse together the sciences of Hadith and fiqh, taking forty years to complete.
All sessions will be in Arabic with instant translation by Joe Bradford
Who Should Attend: Students of knowledge, Muslims interested in exploring the fundementals of fiqh and to increase their knowledge base, Muslims interested in the differences between the four major fiqh schools and related domains

Location: Islamic Da'wah Center, 201 Travis Street, Houston, TX 77002
To take advantage of this opportunity, register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scholar-series-registration-56844004949.



March 30, 2019  -  A Night Of Art Benefiting Orphans of the World
Organized by Islamic Arts Society
Islamic Arts Society has been building bridges between diverse communities for several years and is the premier and trendsetting Islamic arts organization is the USA. IAS now in collaboration with IRUSA is bringing a unique event to Houston, benefiting the millions of orphans around the world.
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Hilton Houston Post Oak, 2001 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, Texas 77056
Ather Jamil | ajamil@islamicartssociety.org
Abdur Rehman Badat | Abadat@irusa.org

For more information, click here.


March 30, 2019  -  PAV Community Health Fair
Pakistani American Volunteers Free Checkup , Free Screenings, More than 30+ Doctors in collaboration with Major Health providers & clinics to assist you in Free Screening & Consultation.
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Location: Rim Jhim Hall, 14639B, Beechnut St., Houston 77083
No Appointment needed please come with friends & family to get advantage of Free Health Services under one roof.
Click here for event flyer.



March 30-31, 2019  -  Palestinian Narrative Training
Hosted by Friends of Sabeel North America FOSNA and Students for Justice in Palestine at UH
Are you Palestinian? Does your family have incredible stories of surv
ival and resilience? Do you want to learn more about your family history and gain the tools necessary to start your own oral history project?
Then register for FOSNA's Palestinian Narrative Training! This workshop is an opportunity for Palestinians in the diaspora to develop, write, and perform their stories. Even as Palestinians are displaced across the globe, storytelling has the power to strengthen community and collective voice. You can read more about FOSNA's Palestinian Narrative Training program on our website, here: www.fosna.org/narrativetraining.
Join us by registering here by March 22: https://fosna.nationbuilder.com/houston_training_registration
The workshop will take place at the University of Houston on Saturday, March 30, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, March 31, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. You'll receive more details after registering. For questions, e-mail friends@fosna.org.
Nadia Abuelezam of Palestinians Podcast will be facilitating the workshop. And a big thanks to Students for Justice in Palestine at UH for co-hosting!

For more information, click here.


March 31, 2019  -  Syrian Seyran
The Syrian American Club invites you to its Syrian Seyran, an annual community gathering to celebrate the beautiful weather and have some delicious Syrian food such as: Ma'ali, Fool, Balila, and grills freshly prepared during the picnic, while kids are playing at the park.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, March 31 at George Bush Park, pavilion # 2. Please refer to the flyer below for more information. Feel free to bring your lawn chairs!

Date: Sunday, March 31, 2019
time: 12 – 6 pm
Location: George Bush Park, Pavilion 2 // Houston, TX 77082
Admission: $20 Members // $40 Nonmembers // $15 Children (3-12)

We are glad to offer the option of easy reservation following this link.
If you have any questions, please call us at (713) 266-5577 or email us at syrianamericanclub@yahoo.com.


April 2019  -   National Arab American Heritage Month - Sixth Annual Celebration by Arab American Cultural and Community Center
Click here for a list of events and more information.



April 3-24, 2019  -  Heart Health: Prevention, Treatments and Innovations by Dr. Jneid
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. It is also one of the most preventable and treatable health conditions. With appropriate lifestyle changes, optimal medical treatments and targeted therapeutic interventions, the prospect for a long and high-quality life with heart disease is excellent. Interventional cardiologist Hani Jneid, M.D., who has chaired national task forces on heart disease treatment guidelines, serves as this course’s guide. Dr. Jneid will share the latest clinical and research insights and innovations aiming to promote heart health and prevent the onset and recurrence of heart disease.
Topics include:
  • Overview of heart health and disease
  • Treating and preventing recurrence of heart disease
  • Lifestyle interventions and primary prevention
  • The future of heart health: Innovations in medical therapies and interventions

Instructor: Dr. Hani Jneid
The intent of this course is to offer a general educational overview about the topics described. It is not intended to provide diagnoses, medical advice or treatment recommendations. If you are seeking specific medical guidance, please consult with your healthcare provider.
For more information, click here.



April 2019  -   Artist Talk by Hakima El Djoudi
Click here for more information.



April 4, 2019  -  Fozi Mozi & Tutti
"Fozi Mozi & Tutti" is a performance group oriented toward children all over the world. Their programs on YouTube have been dubbed in multiple languages. Fozi Mozi & Tutti play the role of two mischievous children, who along with their smart little sister Mandalina, learn as they navigate through daily life. Their fun-filled programs and live shows include plenty of songs and sketches that combine educational value with entertainment.
This performance is presented in Arabic.
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Time: 7:00PM
Location: Wortham Center/Cullen Theater, Houston
For more information, click here.



April 5-6, 2019  -   Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity
This performance illuminates the daily experiences of five young Muslim Americans who came of age in a post-9/11 society, and who are building their lives in a time of continued fear of and violence towards Muslims.
Date: April 5-6, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Asia Society Texas, 1370 Southmore Boulevard, Houston
This event is open to the public. For additional information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.



April 6-7, 2019  -  9th Annual Houston Palestinian Festival
The Palestinian American Cultural Center Houston presents the 9th Annual Houston Palestinian Festival.
Come join us for our 9th Annual Houston Palestinian Festival on April 6th and 7th for an exposure of the Palestinian culture and heritage right here in downtown Houston.
Every year comes with great excitement to embrace a special aspect of Palestine, this year we would like to showcase the cities lost in 1948.
The Festival will include:
- A new and much larger downtown venue: Water Works at Buffalo Bayou
- An exciting cultural collaboration with Cafe Mawal
- Various Palestinian cuisine from local food vendors
- Cultural music and dance performances from all around Palestine
- Palestinian Pagentry where you watch and learn about Palestinian thobes
- Showcase of a traditional Palestinian wedding
- A new larger kids entertainment section
- A shopping Bazar where you can find Henna tattoos, embroidery, arts, clothing & more
- And much more live entertainment
Date: April 6-7, 2019
Hours: Saturday, 1-10pm & Sunday, 1-9pm
Location: The Water Works, Buffalo Bayou Park, 105 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007
Children’s section hours are extended & will be opened the entire time.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. However, by purchasing online, you get to skip the line and enter the festival without the wait.
Adults: $10
Children 5-11: $5 (includes access to the Kids Zone)
Children under 5: Free
The Houston Palestinian Festival is presented by The Palestinian American Cultural Center.
Click here for festival flyer.
Visit www.pacchouston.org for more information.



April 7, 2019  -  An Nisa 10th Anniversary Gala
10 years of transforming lives & transforming families
Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of An Nisa with an extraordinary gala. Let's take a walk through the years & see the accomplishments of this dynamic organization with honored guests Shaykh Omar Suleiman & Ustadah Ieasha Prime!
Date: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Time: 5 PM - 8 PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Houston/Galleria, 2626 Sage Rd, Houston, Texas 77056
For more information, please contact info@annisa.org or 832-324-9111.
An-Nisa is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization working to provide support and resources to families in crisis situations, including domestic violence.


April 10, 2019  -  Faith in Our City: Islam / Lunch & Learn
Lunch & Learn
Faith in Our City is a program that increases awareness of the variety of faith traditions we have in our community. Each series spotlights a different faith tradition through two separate opportunities: a Lunch & Learn and a guided tour of a house of worship representative of that faith.
Date: April 10, 2019
12:00 pm
Location: Hines Center for Spirituality and Prayer, 500 Fannin Street, Houston

This event is open to the public. Register or read more about this program HERE.


April 12, 2019  -  “In Between (Bar Bahar)” Film Screening
University of Houston
Middle Eastern Studies Presents: A groundbreaking and boundary pushing film by Maysloun Hamoud, In Between tells the story of three independent Palestinian women, each determined to assert her own unique identity in defiance of traditional expectations and societal gender norms.
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
5:00 pm
University of Houston, SW 101
Click here for event flyer.


April 13, 2019  -  IslamInSpanish Houston Benefit Dinner
Join us as we celebrate over 15 years of service and a New exciting milestone in our organization. We are purchasing and establishing the Only Latino Led Islam
ic Center in the U.S. Not only do we get to build a house of Allah but we are also connecting with millions across the globe with our outreach efforts and media production. Details of the program are to follow.
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 6 PM – 10 PM
Location: IslamInSpanish, 6200 Highway 6 S, Ste 101, Rear, Houston, Texas 77083
We will have:

- Live Testimonials from New Muslims
- Halal Latino Food
- New Video Productions for International Dawah Efforts
- New Centro Islamico Project Scope presentation
- Esteemed Guest Speakers
- Sports activities for the youth
- Much More...


April 15, 2019 - Faith in Our City: Islam/Tour of River Oaks Islamic Center
Tour of River Oaks Islamic Center
Faith in Our City is a program that increases awareness of the variety of faith traditions we have in our community. Each series spotlights a different faith tradition through two separate opportunities: a Lunch & Learn and a guided tour of a house of worship representative of that faith.
Date: April 15, 2019
12:00 pm - Lunch & Learn
Location: River Oaks Islamic Center, 3110 Eastside Street, Houston
, 77098
This event is open to the public. Register or read more about this program HERE.


April 24, 2019  -   امسيه شعريه خاصه: من هيوستن . . . مع حبي

المركز الثقافي العربي الامريكي يدعوكم الى امسيه شعريه خاصه بعنوان
من هيوستن . . . مع حبي
الدكتور سمير توما، حنان خميس، عيسى قنصل و طريف يوسـف آغـا
يلقون مختارات من اعمالهم الجديده

فقرة مع موسيقى الناي يقدمها محمد راشد

الاحد 28 نيسان/ابريل الساعة 4 و حتى 5:30 مساءً
المركز الثقافي العربي الامريكي في مدينة هيوستن
Arab American Cultural & Community Center
10555 Stancliff Rd, Houston, 77099

سيتم تقديم مشروبات و سناكات خفيفه

الدعوه عامه و مجانيه


April 26, 2019 - When Islam Isn't A Religion
American Muslim religious liberty lawyer Asma T. Uddin has long considered her work defending people of all faiths to be a calling more than a job. Yet even as she seeks equal protection for Evangelicals, Sikhs, Muslims, Native Americans, Jews, and Catholics alike, she has seen an ominous increase in attempts to criminalize Islam and exclude Muslim Americans from those protections. Somehow, the view that Muslims aren’t human enough for human rights or constitutional protections is moving from the fringe to the mainstream—along with the claim “Islam is not a religion.”
This conceit is not just a threat to the First Amendment rights of American Muslims. It is a threat to the freedom of all Americans.
Join us as we discuss a significant but overlooked danger to our religious liberty. Combining her experience of Islam as a religious truth and her legal and philosophical appreciation that all individuals have a right to religious liberty, Asma will examine the shifting tides of American culture and outline a way forward for individuals and communities navigating today’s culture wars.

Date: April 26, 2019
Location: River Oaks Islamic Center, 3110 Eastside Street, Houston, 77098

Asma T. Uddin is a fellow with the Initiative on Security and Religious Freedom at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations. She is also a Berkley Center research fellow. Uddin previously served as counsel with Becket, a non-profit law firm specializing in U.S. and international religious freedom cases, and director of strategy for the Center for Islam and Religious Freedom, a non-profit engaged in religious liberty in Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority contexts. She is widely published by law reviews, university presses, and national and international newspapers. She is also an expert advisor on religious liberty to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and a term-member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In addition to her expertise in religious liberty, Uddin writes and speaks on gender and Islam, and she is the founding editor-in-chief of altmuslimah.com. She graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was a staff editor at the University of Chicago Law Review. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Policy
Organized by Risala Foundation.


April 26-May 5, 2019  -  Houston Palestine Film Festival
Museum of Fine Arts Houston & the Rice University Media Center.
April 26-May 5, 2019
Beyond The Front lines
   Friday, April 26, 2019
   Location: MFAH
"Beyond the frontlines, takes us on a journey both within our own minds and on the roads of Palestine, led by Palestinian psychiatrist and writer Dr. Samah Jabr. An heiress to anticolonial psychiatrist Dr. Frantz Fanon, she exposes the psychological strategies of the Israeli occupation and their consequences, and the ways in which Palestinians have learned to cope.
In this multi-voiced movie, interviews and columns are intertwined together with poetic escapes suggesting the invisible dimension of Palestinian streets and landscapes. From this fragmented Palestine, women and men holding multiple identities share their stories of resistance and resilience. These women and men represent a diversity of identities, religions, sexual orientations, political cultures, social backgrounds and geographical origins.
For everyday colonization does not only involve occupying land, homes, the sky or water. It does not seek to impose its rule through weapons only; it molds the minds as well, beyond the frontlines."

"Beyond the Frontlines" Director, Alexandra Dols and Dr. Samah Jabr will be joining us at MFAH Friday, April 26th to discuss their film.
   Saturday, April 27, 2019
   Time: 7:00pm
   Location: MFAH

"Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, CAPERNAUM (“Chaos”), a new film by Nadine Labaki about the journey of a clever, gutsy 12-year-old boy, Zain, who survives
the dangers of the city streets by his wits. He flees his parents and to assert his rights, takes them to court suing them for the “crime” of giving him life."

For more information, visit www.hpff.org.


May 30, 2019  -  Free Mammogram
Click here for more details.



August 30-September 2, 2019  -  56th Annual ISNA Convention
Convention Highlights
Over 200 Renowned Speakers • 500 Vendor Bazaar • Entertainment • Interfaith Reception • Community Service Recognition Luncheon • Qira'at Competition • Matrimonial Banquet • Art Exhibit • Film Festival • Health Fair • Meet the Author Program • Photography Exhibit • Children's Program
Date: Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2019
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston 77010
Registration Will Open Soon!



Hall of Ancient Egypt
Permanent Collection
Safely ensconced in the Sahara desert, and drawing its lifeblood from the river Nile, ancient Egyptian civilization flourished for more than three millennia. A quintessential example of what archaeologists call a primary civilization,” ancient Egypt did not rely on inspiration from others to develop its own architecture, writing and religion—all of Egyptian culture was developed “in house.”

The themes of writing, religion, natural resources and of course mummification will be explored in this new permanent exhibition hall.

When: Members Preview: May 24-30, 2013; Public Opening: May 31, 2013
Location: Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston 77030

Ever since the late 18th century, the Western world has been exploring Egypt. This hall will present artifacts collected during these early days of investigations, and will also compare old-style archaeology with 21st-century approaches, such as using satellite imagery and remote sensing to locate and map ancient settlements. The Museum’s own mummy, Ankh Hap, will be moved to his new surroundings in time for the opening on May 24, 2013.

For more information, click here.

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