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African Centered Tour of the Egyptian Wing of the                                                                                Coming Soon!
Brooklyn Museum of Art
The Brooklyn Museum, housed in a 560,000-square-foot, Beaux-Arts building, is one
of the oldest and largest art museums in the country. Its world-renowned permanent
collections range from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and
represent a wide range of cultures.

The museum features pieces which represent each of the 5 major periods of Ancient
Egyptian Art. The collection includes the noted Black Madonna and child statue of
Pepi II.  Pepi II is the world's longest ruling monarch, reigning for more than 90 years.
While the museum's collection is much smaller than that of the Metropolitan Museum
in Manhattan, it's pieces are well situated.  The museum also features one of the
world's best collections of small ceremonial statues used in burials called "ushabtis".

The tour will run approximately 3 1/2 hours and will cost $25 for adults, and $15 for
children over the age of 12.  Please RSVP as soon as possible as limited spaces are
available.  Pay via PayPal or by cash or money order on site.  Please meet in the
lobby of the museum at 12:45 PM

Tour led by Jabari Osaze, Heru DjedenMa'at Aten-Ra
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African Centered Tour of the Egyptian Wing of the                                              Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 12 PM
Penn Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA)
The Penn Museum houses one of the largest collections of Egyptian and Nubian material in
the United States, numbering in excess of 42,000 items. Assembled through nearly a
century of archaeological research, this collection is unusual is that in Egypt and entered
the museum through a division of finds with Egypt’s Antiquities Service.

Featured in the museum's collection is the largest extant portion of a Kemetic palace.  The
intricately carved structure was built by King Merneptah, the 13th son and successor of
Rameses the Great.  The glyphs on the massive pillars include the controversial image
which has been conjectured by some to be the world's first electric lamp.  The museum's
collection also includes a wonderful roster of pieces from Akhetaten (The horizon of Aten),
the city built by the Heretic King, Akhenaten.  

We will accomplish 3 objectives on this tour:
1) Describe the esoteric wisdom encoded in Kemetic symbols and
architecture
2) Develop an intimate portrayal of our ancient African ancestors
3) Describe the 5 major periods of Ancient Egyptian History and Art

Your tour will run approximately 2 1/2 hours and will cost
$20 for adults, and $15 for
students
.  Please RSVP as soon as possible as limited spaces are available.  Pay
via PayPal or by cash or money order on site.  Please meet at the Kress entrance
of the museum at least 15 minutes prior!

Outside of the Philadelphia Area?  Round trip bus fares as low as $19!
Visit
Megabus or Bolt Bus.

Tour led by Jabari Osaze, Heru DjedenMa'at Aten-Ra
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African Centered Tour of the Egyptian Wing of the                                             Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 1 PM
Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY, NY)
Considered one of the "Big Three" museums for Ancient Egyptian Art, the
Metropolitan Museum of Art has one of the largest collections in the world.   Including
stelae (used to create "holy water" prior to the Christian era) and the entire Temple
of Dendur.  The Temple of Dendur was moved to the MET, block by block, from the
Nubian border during the creation of the Aswan High Dam.

Unfortunately, the museum also subtlety subverts the African origins of our Kemetic
ancestors.  This tour will provide a general overview of Ancient Kemetic history while
re-contextualizing Kemet as an African nation.  Its contributions to world civilization
are unparalleled.

We will accomplish 3 objectives on this tour:
1) Develop an intimate portrayal of our ancient ancestors
2) Describe the 5 major periods of Ancient Egyptian History and Art
3) Identify and debunk the museum's subtle portrayal of the Ancient                
Egypt as a non-African nation

Your tour will run approximately 3 hours and will cost $30 for adults and $20
for students.  Please RSVP as soon as possible as limited spaces are
available.  Pay via PayPal or by cash or money order on site.  Please meet in
the museum lobby at least 15 minutes prior!

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Jabari Osaze, Heru DjedenMa'at Aten-Ra
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Our Oldest and Most Popular Tour ... Spend an Afternoon with the Ancestors!
The African Origins of Christianity                                                                       Saturday, December 20, 2014 1 PM
Tour of the Egyptian Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY, NY)
When people think of the most important religious concepts of such as divine birth
and even resurrection, they automatically think that these ideas originated with
Christianity roughly 2,000 years ago.  In actuality they were first conceived in the
spiritual and philosophical works of Ancient Kemet, the crown jewel of early
civilization.  In fact the rise of early Christian church was directly responsible for
extinguishing the Kemetic language in the fourth century AD in order to prevent the
linking of its beginnings to this ancient "pagan" tradition.  When Jean-François
Champollion was finally able to publish the first correct translation of the Medu Neter
(hieroglyphics) in 1822, the spiritual traditions of Ancient Kemet were able to be
interpreted after nearly 1,500 years of silence.

Join the Center for the Restoration of Ma'at for an informative and provocative
discussion of the Kemetic origins of Christianity as we tour the Metropolitan Museum
of Art.  The tour will not only focus on the museum's impressive Ancient Egyptian
collection of over 26,000 artifacts, but will also sections of the Greek and Roman
galleries.  Over the course of our engaging afternoon, we will paint a comprehensive
picture of Kemetic spirituality while describing the birth of Christianity in the
Mediterranean. Is this tour appropriate for Christians?  Absolutely!  Our inquiry is not
focused on dismantling Christianity.  We hope all participants will have an
appreciation for its African origins at the conclusion.   After all, "To be ignorant of the
past is to remain a child".  

Your tour will run approximately 2 1/2 hours and will cost $30 for adults and
$20 for students.  Please RSVP as soon as possible as limited spaces are
available.  Pay by cash, money order, or credit.  Please meet in the museum
lobby at least 15 minutes prior!

Tour led by
Jabari Osaze, Heru DjedenMa'at Aten-Ra
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Companion Lecture Scheduled Sunday, December 16 at 2 PM.  
Register for both a 20% discount!