Revival Architecture and its Ancient Derivations

Visit Egyptian Revival buildings and monuments in the midst of this famous Chicago cemetery.

Saturday, April 14, 2018
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

No need to get that passport update to visit ancient architectural wonders. Join Egyptologist Dr. Foy Scalf to learn about the meaning, impact, and legacy of ancient Egyptian-influenced designs at Graceland Cemetery. Explore obelisks, mausolea, pyramids, temple facades, and other Egyptian-style grave markers. Further discussion will highlight members of prominent Chicago families who were Egyptophiles and had connections to the cultural heritage of Egypt and to local Chicago institutions.

Organized by Atlas Obscura.

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