Wonderful World of Ancient Egypt Exhibit Ends Sunday at Chimczuk Museum

(One of the highlights of Egypt The Gift of the Nile exhibit at the Chimczuk Museum is the mummified lady, a middle-class musician by the name of Djedmasstesankh. Cause of her death, during her early 30s, was probably blood poisoning. Photo above by Robert Tuomi / Eyes On Windsor.)

Windsor residents have one last day to step back thousands of years to see how Egyptians lived. The fascinating exhibit known as Egypt, The Gift of the Nile, is at downtown’s Chimczuk Museum for one last day on Sunday (May 26) and there is much to see and much to learn about the ancient culture, which, in some cases was not a lot different from today.

The exhibit is on loan from Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum and includes a number of artifacts and a mummy in all its decorated glory.

Egypt Gift of the Nile Exhibit

Eye-liner, says the Chimczuk Museum’s Egypt, The Gift of the Nile, exhibit, was actually called kohl. It was so big as a facial decoration in ancient Egypt it was worn by everyone including children. Gelena, a lead and sulphur combination was the most common active ingredient. Photo by Robert Tuomi / Eyes On Windsor.

Egypt Gift of the Nile Exhibit

This 20th Dynasty painting, on display at the Chimczuk Museum’s Egypt, The Gift of the Nile exhibit, portrays family life. Back then Egyptians lived as a family unit and had a home with three to four rooms and a fenced back yard where they carried out cooking and food preparation. Photo by Robert Tuomi / Eyes On Windsor.

Egypt Gift of the Nile Exhibit

In this wooden carving, on display as part of the Chimczuk Museum’s exhibit Egypt, The Gift of the Nile, the subject was most likely reading to illiterates back in 2,000 BC. Photo by Robert Tuomi / Eyes On Windsor.

Egypt Gift of the Nile Exhibit

A wooden mallet was used around 1400 BC to strike a chisel and is part of Egypt the Gift of the Nile exhibit at Chimczuk Museum. Photo by Robert Tuomi / Eyes On Windsor.

Egypt Gift of the Nile Exhibit

This model of a ship, used by the Egyptians to travel down the Nile River, is a highlight feature of the Chimczuk Museum’s exhibit Egypt, The Gift of the Nile. Photo by Robert Tuomi / Eyes On Windsor.

Egypt Gift of the Nile Exhibit

What exhibit about Egypt would not include a painting of the pyramids of Giza from the 4th Dyasty, part of the Chimczuk Museum’s exhibit Egypt, The Gift of the Nile. Photo by Robert Tuomi / Eyes On Windsor.

Egypt Gift of the Nile Exhibit

These models of workers would be placed inside a deceased person’s tomb as a means of ensuring a bounty in the afterlife. It is part of the display in the Chimczuk Museum’s exhibit Egypt, The Gift of the Nile, and is from around 2000 BC. Photo by Robert Tuomi / Eyes On Windsor.

For more information about the Chimzuk Muesum visit https://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/Culture/Windsors-Community-Museum/Pages/Chimczuk-Museum.aspx

Robert Tuomi

Article by Robert Tuomi

For over a decade, Robert has covered local news and community events. Initially as a contributor to CBC Radio’s local morning show and then as the long-time producer and host of CJAM’s The Rest of the News and as a journalist at the Windsor Square. A graduate of the Nikon School of Photography he enjoys illustrating his reports with what he sees through his camera’s lens.