Arab Voices Community Calendar/Announcements

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ACC Creative Writing Award under the Patronage of Arwa Shaibani
Call for Storytelling Writing Submission

The Novelette Contest is open to Arab Youth Refugees ages 7 to 17 years old to encourage creative talent in short story literature and provide a platform for young writers to share their compelling stories and inner thoughts with the rest of the world.
Submission deadline is Monday November 6th, 2017.
All participants will be sent a $25 gift card.
Selected essays will be compiled into a booklet of 50 stories. The work will be edited and published by our generous sponsor and novelist Mrs. Arwa Shaibani.
The top three essays will respectively receive $500, $300, $200 in cash prize at the ACC Annual gala on December 8th at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.
For more details on Scope and guidelines, instructions for submission, click here.

جائزة المركز الثقافي الإجتماعي العربي الأمريكي في هيوستن للكتابة الإبداعية تحت رعاية الروائية الأستاذة آروى شيباني
 مسابقة القصة الصغيرة
مسابقة الروائيين مفتوحة أمام اللاجئين العرب الشباب الذين تتراوح أعمارهم بين 7 و 17 سنة، وذلك لتشجيع المواهب الإبداعية في أدب القصة القصيرة ، و أيضا لتوفير منصة للكتاب الشباب لمشاركة قصصهم المؤلفة وأفكارهم الكامنة بداخلهم مع بقية العالم

آخر موعد للتقديم هو يوم الاثنين الموافق السادس من شهر نوفمبر / تشرين الثاني لعام 2017

 ($25 Gift Card) سيحصل كل متسابق علي كارت هدية بقيمة خمسة وعشرون دولار

سوف تجمع مقاالت مختارة في كتيب من 50 قصة. سيتم تحرير العمل ونشره من قبل الراعية الكريمة والروائية الأستاذة آروى شيباني

سيتم تسليم جوائز نقدية للفائزين الثلاث الأوائل على التوالي كالتالي:

500 دولار للفائز الأول

300 دولار للفائز الثاني

200 دولار للفائز الثالث
وذلك أثناء إحتفال الجالا السنوي للمركز الثقافي الإجتماعي العربي الأمريكي يوم الجمعة الموافق الثامن من شهر ديسمبر/كانون الأول بفندق رويال سونستا بهيوستن – ولاية تكساس

للمزيد من التفاصيل عن المسابقة والهدف منها وكيفية التسجيل و الشروط والمعايير اللازمة للتسجيل اضغط هنا


ACC 2017-2018 Scholarship
The Arab American Cultural and Community Center is pleased to announce the annual College Scholarship Program for Arab American students who seek or currently attend a College or University. The application period will run from Monday, September 25th, 2017 to Wednesday, November 15th, 2017.

To apply for The Arab-American Cultural & Community Center Scholarship Program, please submit the following items in a neat package in a clear binder in the order:

1. Complete the attached application form. Must be enrolled in accredited Senior High School, College, or University. And of Arabic origins.

2. Submit prove of enrollment in accredited Senior High School, College, or University in USA.

3. Submit two letters of recommendation from either your teachers and/or employers. These should state how long you have been acquainted, what the nature of the relationship is, comments about your character and abilities, and any other information you would like the committee to consider.

4. Prepare and attach an essay of at least 500 words (typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, no more than two pages long), describing your career goals, your reasons for choosing these goals and what you have done thus far to prepare yourself and how you hope to give back to your community one day. Please state any previous volunteer work for the ACC or any other non-profit organization.

5. Attach an official transcript of your grades from your high school and college (if you have begun taking classes).

6. A Signed commitment pledge to volunteer for the Arab American Center in Houston for at least 10 hours during the semester in which the scholarship was awarded.

Mail or bring in your packet to:
The Arab-American Cultural & Community Center
10555 Stancliff Road
Houston, TX 77099
Attn: Scholarship Program

Application Submissions Deadline: Package must be received by November 15th, 2017.
Scholarship recipient will be notified starting December 11th, 2017.

Scholarship will be paid into 2 payments. Last payment made after the volunteering hours have been completed to satisfaction.

Click here to download ACC Scholarship Application Pack

For more information, please email: school@acchouston.org

Arabic Theater for Kids & Youth!

Ages 7 to 15 years old
The famous writer and Theatrical Director Shakespeare said: "Give me a theater, and I give you a great Nation!"
Based on our belief in the importance of the Theater and our passion for this prestigious field, ACC is starting Arabic Theatre Club that will take place on weekends for kids and Teenagers. Classes will be presented by Mrs. Samia Ayari.
The Theater Classes will include a theoretical aspect in terms of enabling the child to learn about the history of Western and Arab Theater and urging them to research it and provide information sheets that enhance their research and knowledge. It also incites them to perform the most famous Western and Arabic plays in different languages. The lessons also include the practical aspect and the readiness of the body through expressive body acting and voice exercises. Through theater, we seek to provide knowledge and entertainment in a space where the child starts to express him/herself.
Samia Ayari is Tunisian. She moved to Houston TX 5 years ago. Before then, she had more than 15 years experience in Artistic Field. She presented television and theatre projects in Tunisia and other Arab & Western Countries. She got her Bachelor Degree in Journalism & Communication, and Master Degree in Dramatic Arts.
Theatre Club Classes:
   Days: Saturdays or Sundays
   Time: 1pm - 2pm
   Fees: $50/month
   Special Discount to ACC School Students: $40/month
To learn more, please call the Arab American Cultural & Community Center at 832.351.3366.


October 20, 2017  -  ACC Ladies' Night Group Gathering
The ACC Ladies' Night Out Group At Bait Al-Arab (ACC)
Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: From 6-9pm
Location: Arab American Cultural & Community Center, 10555 Stancliff Rd, Houston 77099
Breast Cancer Awareness Night
The ladies at Bait AlArab welcomes all community ladies to our kick off ladies night gathering for for Arabic Mothers Day celebration on Friday, October 20th at 6 pm at the ACC.
Come join us for a night full of fun and entertainment
• Learn about Breast Cancer, causes, prevention and treatment in a discussion session presented by Dr. Rola El-Serag.
• Show your inspiration of the month by dressing out with your favorite story character and be ready to share it.
• Games, raffle Door prize Bazzar and much more.
• Bring a home made dish to Share
Don't miss a night full of fun, education and entertainment.

Kids between age of 3 and 12 will have to be in a separate room with the babysitter, No exceptions please!
Babysitting will be charged $5.00/child.
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.




October 20, 2017  -  Aspiring for Abraham- An Interfaith Event

Khalid Latif is Executive Director and Chaplain (Imam) for the Islamic Center at New York University (NYU).
In 2005, Imam Latif was appointed the first Muslim chaplain at NYU. In 2006, Imam Latif was appointed the first Muslim chaplain at Princeton University. In 2007, Imam Latif’s position was fully institutionalized at New York University, and so he committed himself to that institution and the building of a Muslim life institution.

Imam Latif’s dedication and ability to cross faith and cultural boundaries on a daily basis brought him recognition throughout the city, so much so that in 2007, Mayor Michael Bloomberg nominated Imam Latif to become the youngest chaplain in history of the New York City Police Department when he was 24 years old. Since then, Imam Latif has dedicated himself to America’s largest police department, and has developed tremendously valuable skills as a spokesperson for co-existence, mutual understanding, and productive relationships between cultures, communities, and religions.

Imam Latif has not only managed to build a strong Muslim institution at NYU, but he has offered his experience to the U.S. State Department, various institutions, corporations, mosques, and other communities in the United States, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, and Egypt. He is a highly sought-after speaker, offering to diverse audiences his unique blend of motivational speaking, leadership insights, spiritual development, and religious awareness. He has been invited to speak at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Yeshiva University, St. John's University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of California-Davis, University of California-Berkeley, Columbia University, Princeton University, The University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), the Ohio State University and Harvard University. Imam Latif has been quoted or otherwise featured on numerous media outlets including BBC, NPR, CNN, the New York Times, Newsweek, Time Magazine, BET, the guardian and GEO TV. Amongst many awards and distinctions for leadership and community service over the last few years, Imam Latif was most recently named one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world in 2010 by Georgetown University's Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim–Christian Understanding and The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre.

In 2009, Imam Latif was a runner-up in the FaithTrust Institute's National Sermon Contest for his sermon "Real Men Don't Hit Women".

Imam Latif is one of the principal subjects of Chelsea Clinton's 2014 documentary film "Of Many".

Since 2010 Imam Latif has run a daily blog for the HuffPost Religion during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, in 2011 winning the Brass Crescent Award. Among his many honors is being named the 2012 Christian Science Monitor's "30 under 30" list. In 2014, Imam Latif was honored with the NYU Alumni Distinguished Service Award for his continued work to help bridge gaps between different faith groups.

Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM - 10 PM
Location: ISGH River Oaks Islamic Center, 3110 Eastside St, Houston, Texas 77098
Click here for more information.



October 21, 2017  -  3rd Annual Muslim Women's Literary Conference

Daybreak Press is back with the collaboration of local Houston organizations, the Sisters Committee of ISGH & the University of Houston MSA, to bring you the 3rd Annual Muslim Women's Literary Conference! Join us as we celebrate the rise of women's voices in literature and the impact their work has on society as a whole.

This year's theme is Stories in the Attic: Unleashing the Treasures Within. We welcome to our stage the following speakers who will unravel the magnificence of writing and honoring their identities as women of faith against the backdrop of race, gender and cultural politics.

Attendees will be able to meet the speakers, purchase books and have an opportunity to have their books signed by the authors, inshaAllah. Entertainment showcases phenomenal local sisters and their talent in spoken word, poetry and nasheed!

**Lunch & refreshments included with registration fee!**

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 10 AM - 5 PM
Location: University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Rd., Houston, Texas 77204

Speakers List:

Anse Tamara Gray, doctoral candidate at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN - Scholar, founder of Rabata and author of Joy Jots.

Asmaa Hussein, LSW - Founder of Ruqaya's Bookshelf, children's book writer and author of A Temporary Gift: Reflections on Love, Loss and Healing

Jamillah Karim, PhD - Professor, award-winning academic and author of Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam & American Muslim Women: Negotiating Race, Class, and Gender within the Ummah

Najiyah Diana Maxfield - Executive Director of Daybreak Press, award-winning writer and author of Sophia's Journal

Nahela Morales - Recently joined the ICNA-Dallas team, former Director of Operations at IslamInSpanish, daa'iya and Mexican Muslim American blogger aka Umm Andrew

Author Tayyaba Syed - Journalist, award-winning author of The Blessed Banana Tree and co-author of Jannah Jewels series

Jenny Triplett of Rufus & Jenny - Marriage & Business Mentors - Best-selling author of Suriving Marriage in the 21st Century, television personality seen on TLC, CNN, Dr. Phil and activist in the effort to thwart mass incarceration with education and mentorship
For more information, click here.


October 23, 2017  -  Walls of Racism and Oppression - Texas to Palestine and Beyond
Meet Veterans For Peace Palestine/Israel Delegation on their Texas Tour
Presentation by delegates who have traveled to Palestine, Ferguson, Standing Rock, Jeju Island, Okinawa, and more - and will visit the US/Mexico border this Fall - to witness and support oppressed communities.
Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:00 program followed by Q&A.
Location: Dominican Sisters of Houston, 6501 Almeda Rd., Houston
Here’s a trailer of what the veterans are doing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJaD_N-hkoI&t=22s

Suggested donation at the door, sliding scale: $15 - $10. No one turned away.
A nine-person Veterans For Peace delegation visited Palestine/Israel earlier this year. While there, they met with Palestinian popular resistance leaders as well as members of the Knesset. They participated in nonviolent direct action and witnessed the resiliency, solidarity, creativity and courage of the Palestinian resistance to the Israeli occupation and the settlements that steal their land, water, and other resources.
Come and learn what is happening in the veteran community on this issue.
For more information and/or to sign up, click here

Please spread the word and invite friends who might be interested in the subject.



October 26, 2017  -  Brain Science and Visual Art
Presented by Aziz Shaibani, MD, FACP, FAAN, clinical professor of medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; director, Nerve and Muscle Center of Texas; and adjunct professor of neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC)
Looking at the creation of art from the perspective of its effect on the brain, all artists are neurologists. In this lecture, Aziz Shaibani explains in simple terms the magnificent power of the brain in relation to aesthetic experiences.
The function of visual art is to provoke different sorts of emotions. These emotions are manufactured by the visual and other parts of the brain, all of which contribute to the creation of the aesthetic experience to variable degrees.

Figurative art usually provokes built-in, genetically wired mechanisms that evolved over millions of years for survival. However, the more abstract the art, the more the aesthetic experience is derived from personal experience and memory, triggering the engagement of many cerebral areas. Art that utilizes different proportions of color, form, lines, and motion engages numerous innate and acquired brain tools to convey or make meaning.

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77005
Art of the Islamic Worlds/Rice Humanities Research Center Initiative
This public lecture is the first in a series organized by the Art of the Islamic Worlds curatorial team at the MFAH and Rice Humanities Research Center to foster deeper understanding of the visual arts and cultural heritage.

This program is free! Drop in to participate. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, click here.


October 27, 2017 - AUB Alumni Houston Chapter's Halloween Harmony
AUB alumni in the Houston area, join us for the Houston Chapter's Halloween Harmony.
Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Fadi's Banquet Hall, 2000 Highway 6, Houston, TX 77077
RSVP by October 20th to 281-352-5732

Contact: Tania Shaheen, tshaheen@rocketmail.com,

For more information, click here.


October 28, 2017  -  Houston Egyptian Festival
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 11 AM - 9 PM
Location: Discovery Green, Downtown Houston
For more information, visit http://egyptfesthouston.com/.


November 2, 2017  -  Free Health Talk Series: Infectious Diseases
The National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA) in partnership with the Arab American Cultural & Community Center (ACC) present "Health Talk Series" covering useful topics pertaining to our every day lives.
Discussions with local experts on health related topics you need to know!
Date: November 2, 2017
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm
Location: Arab American Cultural & Community Center, 10555 Stancliff Rd, Houston 77099
FREE Community Health Series

Hosted by the National Arab American Medical Association-Houston Chapter.


November 3, 2017 - Syrian American Club Scholarship Endowment Gala
The Syrian American Club 2017 Scholarship Endowment Gala

Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Location: Hilton Houston Post Oak, 2001 Post Oak Blvd., Houston TX 77056



November 11-12, 2017  -  Islamic Arts Festival 2017
Come and enjoy a unique family friendly festival. Experience the rich tradition of Arts in Islam. View Islamic calligraphy, woodwork, ceramic tiles and paintings from local artists! Experience the art of henna tattoo, Ebru and calligraphy. Interact with artists and take part in silent auction. Art activities for all ages. Enjoy ethnic food from Food Trucks.
Date: November 11 at 10:30 am to November 12 at 5:30pm
Location: Masjid Al Salam - Champions Islamic Center, 16700 Old Louetta Road, Houston, Texas 77070
Welcome all! Admissions Free!
For more information, click here.


November 12, 2017  -  CAIR-Houston's Annual Banquet
"Living our faith: Defending freedom"
Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 4 pm - 8 pm
Location: Hilton Houston Post Oak, 2001 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056
Distinguished Speakers:

   Edward Ahmed Mitchell, Esq., Executive Director , CAIR-GA
   Aziz Akbari, Board of Directors, Alameda County Water District
   Mike Floyd, Board of Trustees, Pearland ISD
Click here for event flyer, or visit www.cairtexas.com for more information.


November 22-26, 2017  -  ADS Houston Chapter Thanksgiving Convention

The ADS Houston Chapter Cordially invites you to its Thanksgiving Convention "Celebrating the Druze Millennium"
November 22 – November 26
Nov 22 at 10 AM to Nov 26 at 2 PM

"Continuing on the "Road to 2017" theme from the 2012 Thanksgiving Convention
Please join us for an amazing time deep in the heart of Texas.


November 24-26, 2017  -  11th Annual ICNA-MAS South Central Regional Convention
Slaves of Allah | Servants of Humanity
A wonderful event for the entire family! We have an outstanding program lined up for everyone!
Date: November 24-26, 2017
Location: Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar St, Houston, Texas 77010
- Your Favorite Speakers!
- Mega Bazaar
- Midnight Basketball Tournament
- Fun Rides
- Exhibition
- Interactive Presentations
- Youth ONLY sessions
- Hands on Workshops

*Friday Khutbah at 1:30pm and Salaah at 2pm, Insha'Allah!

Timings for the convention:
Friday: 1pm - Midnight (There will be arrangements for Jumuah Khutbah)
Saturday: 9:30am - Midnight
Sunday: 9am - 1:30pm
For more information, visit http://icnatexas.org/.


December 7, 2017  -  Free Health Talk Series: Heart Health
The National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA) in partnership with the Arab American Cultural & Community Center (ACC) present "Health Talk Series" covering useful topics pertaining to our every day lives.
Discussions with local experts on health related topics you need to know!
Date: December 7, 2017
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm
Location: Arab American Cultural & Community Center, 10555 Stancliff Rd, Houston 77099
FREE Community Health Series

Hosted by the National Arab American Medical Association-Houston Chapter.


December 8, 2017  -  ACC Annual Unity & Friendship Gala
Arab American Cultural & Community Center (ACC) Annual Unity & Friendship Gala
Elevating Humanity
Date: December 8, 2017
Time:  Reception starts at 7:30 p.m., Program & Dinner starts at 8:15 p.m. Sharp
Location: Royal Sonesta Hotel, 2222 West Loop S, Houston, TX 77027
   Dr. Aziz Shaibani: 2017 ACC Outstanding Community Service Award
   Mr. Said Fattouh: 2017 ACC Arab Media Award
   The Syrian American Club: 2017 ACC Outstanding Refugees Service Award
Highlight the Culture and People of Syria
Keynote Speaker: Fares Ksebati
Gala Chairs: Hadia Mawlawi & Mariam Haddad
Live Entertainment by Moodafaruka
Silent Auction
RSVP by Monday, November 20, 2017 at 832-351-3366 or gala@acchouston.org.
For more information, click here.


December 10, 2017  -  Promise for Palestine Tour featuring Mohammed Assaf
Special Guests
   Mohammed Assaf - Entertainer/Speaker
   Linda Sarsour - Civil Rights Activist
   Said Durrah - Comedian
Islamic Relief USA is proud to present the Promise for Palestine tour, featuring special guests Mohammed Assaf and Linda Sarsour. This amazing fundraising event for Palestine Humanitarian Aid will span six cities, giving participants an exclusive look into the life and times of humanitarian and world renowned entertainer Mohammed Assaf as you have never seen him before: sharing his story, live on stage. Attendees will be treated to a special live performance too!
And if you thought it couldn’t get any better—read this: Palestinian American Civil Rights Activist Linda Sarsour, a woman who has dedicated her life to justice and humanity, will be giving a special address in select cities about what a promise for Palestine truly means, and why people like you are so essential to seeing that promise through.
Do not miss your chance to be a part of this historic event. Make the promise to our Palestinian brothers and sisters. Get your tickets now before they are gone!
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Time: 6 PM - 10 PM
location: Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar St, Houston, Texas 77010
3-Course Dinner Provided | Childcare Provided for $15

Contact Information: Abdur Rehman Badat | abadat@irusa.org
For more information, click here.  


December 29-31, 2017  -  Texas Dawah Convention & Carnival
Texas Dawah Convention proudly presents the return of our CITY WIDE CARNIVAL along with Texas Dawah 2017! TDC is back and it's bigger than ever with some of the most intriguing discussions, topics, and lectures by dynamic scholars, da'ees, and activists.
Date: December 29-31, 2017
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston 77010
Find out more at: http://goingtotdc.com/.


February 2, 2018  -  Free Health Talk Series: Eye/Vision Health
The National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA) in partnership with the Arab American Cultural & Community Center (ACC) present "Health Talk Series" covering useful topics pertaining to our every day lives.
Discussions with local experts on health related topics you need to know!
Date: February 2, 2018
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm
Location: Arab American Cultural & Community Center, 10555 Stancliff Rd, Houston 77099
FREE Community Health Series

Hosted by the National Arab American Medical Association-Houston Chapter.


February 17, 2018  -  Friends of Egyptian Children with Cancer Gala
Friends of Egyptian Children with Cancer is having their 17th Annual Fundraising Gala.

FECC’s Vision is to provide a cure for the Children of Egypt afflicted with Cancer.

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Location: Double Tree by Hilton – Greenway Plaza, 6 Greenway Plaza, Houston, TX 77046
Ticket Price: $150/person or $1500/table of 10

Guest Speaker: Mrs. Magda Eskander

Come join us with and evening of fellowship, a wonderful meal, performances of Egyptian dancers, and a Silent & Live Auctions.

For questions regarding this event, call (713) 822-7073.

FECC is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization.
For more information, visit www.fecchouston.org.



April 5, 2018  -  Free Health Talk Series: Nutrition & Diet
The National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA) in partnership with the Arab American Cultural & Community Center (ACC) present "Health Talk Series" covering useful topics pertaining to our every day lives.
Discussions with local experts on health related topics you need to know!
Date: April 5, 2018
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm
Location: Arab American Cultural & Community Center, 10555 Stancliff Rd, Houston 77099
FREE Community Health Series

Hosted by the National Arab American Medical Association-Houston Chapter.


June 7, 2018  -  Free Health Talk Series: Reproductive Health/Cancer Screening
The National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA) in partnership with the Arab American Cultural & Community Center (ACC) present "Health Talk Series" covering useful topics pertaining to our every day lives.
Discussions with local experts on health related topics you need to know!
Date: June 7, 2018
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm
Location: Arab American Cultural & Community Center, 10555 Stancliff Rd, Houston 77099
FREE Community Health Series

Hosted by the National Arab American Medical Association-Houston Chapter.


August 31-September 3, 2018  -  55th Annual ISNA Convention

Hosted by Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
Date: August 31, 2018 – September 3, 2018
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston 77010

Discounted Early Bird Registration Fee until February 28, 2018:
Adult $ 89; Husband & Wife $ 170; University Student/ MSA $ 79; School Student/ MYNA $ 55; Children's Program $ 45; Babysitting $ 70; Group of 5 or more $ 75 per person, CSRL Banquet $ 200 per ticket
ISNA can provide a limited number of need based complimentary registrations for the convention. Please email us at convention@isna.net or call 317-838-8129

Hotel Rooms:
ISNA has arranged discounted hotel rooms at the Hilton Americas Hotel which is connected to George R. Brown Convention center. You will receive hotel room reservation information via email in September 2017.
Convention Bazaar:
A Bazaar (Trade Show) with more than 500 booths will be organized at this convention. At this trade show, a variety of merchandise will be available including clothing, books, audio-visual, etc. Contact akhan@isna.net for more information.




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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