Press Release
Lakeland gets a taste of the Old
New Egyptian art exhibit takes Polk County a step
back in time
Nicole Torres
Egyptian Inc.
5555 Museum Rd
Lakeland Fl 33813

For Immediate Release
Lakeland, FL February 8, 2012

Egypt, it's one of the biggest tourist attractions in the world and people from all over the world

have made it one of the most sought after places to visit. With its ancient pyramids, majestic

statues and its rich cultural history, it’s no wonder that it remains a popular vacation

destination. On February 15th at 5pm, Lakeland residents will  get the opportunity to taste a

bit of the Old Kingdom as the Polk Museum unveils its line of  ancient Egyptian artifacts for

the first time. The best part is that it can all be done from the comforts of their own county!

The Old Kingdom is an especially important time in Egyptian history. It is the period that is

broken up into dynasties, popularly described as the period from the Third Dynasty through

to the Sixth Dynasty (2686 BC-2181 BC), These periods are well known due to the

remarkable evolutionary changes that took place in Egyptian art and architecture.. With

different kings serving in each dynasty, an explosion of artistic creativity seized the country

leaving behind some of the most dynamic architectural structures and historical art work.

Curator Nicole Torres, is excited about  releasing her line of Egyptian artifacts from the Old

Kingdom, giving Lakeland residents a taste of Ancient Egypt. Having 10 years

experience collecting ancient artifacts from Egypt and five years as Curator in the state of

Florida, Ms. Torres states that, “these five pieces were chosen due to their significance in

Egyptian history.” Among the collection is the Triad of Menkaure, one of the Egyptian kings

who ordered the construction of the third and smallest of the Pyramids of Giza. With each

piece focusing on this era, viewers will be provided with a brief educational history of its

background and its relevance.

From sculptures, paintings, and statues, Egyptian history continues to inspire and Torres

hopes to bring that sentiment to the people of Lakeland and Polk County, “I hope to leave the

audience with a taste for more of Egypt” she says. There is no charge to tour the exhibit and

with just one click of the button below, viewers can take a sneak peak of what they can

expect. The museum opens at 5pm on February 15th. Children 13 and under must be

accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be served in the waiting area. For more

information, please contact Nicole Torres at 863-555-5555 or email at Don’t wait, call today!
To Enter the Museum click here