Ancient Civilizations: Egypt
Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sugar Land Branch Library will have an educational series focusing on “Ancient Civilizations” this spring. The next program in the series, “Ancient Civilizations: Egypt,” will take place on Saturday, February 29, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, 550 Eldridge. Architecture professor Sheba Akhtar will talk about the significance of the Nile River to the history of Egypt, beginning with the early prehistoric settlements of the northern Nile valley, Neolithic Egypt, and Dynastic Egypt. Learn about ancient Egyptian architecture and the temples, fortresses, and tombs that were constructed with mud brick and limestone. Akhtar will also discuss ancient Egyptian architectural motifs that have continued to influence present-day architecture. An assistant professor of architecture at Prairie View A&M University, Akhtar received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and taught art and architecture history for 20 years. She has practiced as an architect in the United States, England, Scotland, Jordan, and Pakistan. She is the author of “Of Colour and Form” and numerous articles on art and architecture. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Sugar Land Branch Library (281-238-2140) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).