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Temples and Tombs of Ancient Egypt and the Nile – 3,000 Years of History

with Jackie O'Clair

Travel along with Jackie O’Clair as she uses materials, pictures and photos from her recent trip to Egypt to look give us a brief fun look into the history, mystique and splendor of ancient Egypt.  We will see how the sands of the Sahara help preserve the art work and history of Egypt that is now visible in these magnificent structures. This four session presentation will peek at Egypt’s history through some of the temples and tombs they visited and the stories and antidotes they were told.  Egypt’s history Spanned more than 3,000 years, with the cities along the Nile River serving as the seat of power, religion, art, architecture and learning in this part of the world. With the Nile River being so fertile it fed much of the known regions of that time with trade going as far as Canaan, Lebanon, Nubia and Punt. Much of this history was lost to us until 1799 and the discovery of the Rosetta Stone but since that time has enriched us with a new understanding of just how advanced this society was and the impact it had on modern civilization.   

Presenter:  Jacqueline O’Clair is an avid traveler and history buff.  She has always been fascinated with ancient history and how it impacted our development. She has visited Machu Pichu, the Myan ruins of Mexico and Central America, ancient Greece, Ephesus, Jerusalem and Jordan’s Petra, and many ancient Roman sites and historic places in Europe. Her recent trip to Egypt was one of her bucket list items.    

Class Information:  This is a hybrid class - held in-person in UM@M’s room SCI 102 and via Zoom. 

All facilities at the University of Maine at Machias (UM@M) are fully handicap compliant.  The facilities used by Sunrise Senior College (SSC) at the college have ramps, elevators and handicap accessible bathrooms.  Our offsite functions and activities have various limitations and restrictions and may not be fully handicap accessible.  SSC will endeavor to identify limitations at these to you in advance.


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This class is available to all current Maine Senior College (MSCN) Members. The general public not wishing to join Sunrise Senior College at this time may attend this class for a $20.00 fee.

Sunrise Senior College (SSC) is a membership-based organization. Our SSC members receive special benefits as current members when they register for this course. Any member of another MSCN college is also able to enjoy this course, but may occur some additional charges. If you are a member of the general public, you can take this course but will have to pay additional fees associated with being a non-member. For any attendee that is not a current member of Sunrise Senior College, the materials required for the course are your responsibility. When checking out, please carefully read and answer the questions asked associated with this specific course so that you are charged appropriately for this class. Failure to do this may result in your being cancelled from the course. We hope you enjoy this offering.

Umm Science 102 & via Zoom

October 2nd to 23rd, 2024
Wed for 4 weeks from 1:00 - 2:30 pm