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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt at the Milwaukee Public Museum

Led by Dr. Robert K. Ritner

The world of Cleopatra VII, lost to the sea and sand for nearly 2,000 years, has surfaced in Milwaukee for its third stop on the exhibitions' world tour. The exhibit features nearly 150 artifacts from Cleopatra's time and allows visitors to experience the present-day search for the elusive queen, which extends from the sands of Egypt to the depths of the Bay of Aboukir near Alexandria. The exhibition is organized by National Geographic and Arts and Exhibitions International, with cooperation from the Egyptian Ministry of State for Antiquities and European Institute for Underwater Archaeology (IEASM). The program will be escorted by Dr. Robert K. Ritner, Professor of Egyptology.

9:00-11:30am Optional Visit Museum (ticket covers the cost of museum entrance)
11:30am-12:30pm Private Egyptian-themed lunch at the Milwaukee Public Museum
12:30-1:30pm Lecture in the Garden Gallery by Dr. Robert K. Ritner
1:45-4:30pm Visit the Exhibit and Audio Tour

Cost for Member: $95
Cost for Non-Member: $145

Included: Admission to the Milwaukee Public Museum and the exhibit with audio tour, special Egyptian-themed lunch at the Milwaukee Public Museum, lecture, and all taxes and gratuities.

Not included: transportation to/from Milwaukee, local transportation in Milwaukee, parking fees.

Click here to view the Itinerary & Registration Form for this travel program

Please contact the Membership Office at via email or call 773-834-9777 if you have any questions about Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt or any other Oriental Institute Travel program.

Alternative Amtrak train travel to Milwaukee (not included in cost of trip):

Chicago to Milwaukee
Departs 8:25 am Arrives 9:54 am
Union Station
225 South Canal St. Chicago, IL

Milwaukee to Chicago
Departs 5:08pm Arrives 6:45pm
OR
Departs 8:05pm Arrives 9:34pm
433 West St. Paul Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

Guest is responsible for booking their own train travel. Times are subject to change for most up to date information or to book call 1-800-USA-RAIL or go online to Amtrack.

For additional information on the exhibit:

Revised: December 1, 2011

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