The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes Professor Adrian Kerr, who will present a two-part series on Ancient Egypt during The Academy’s summer semester.
The two sessions, entitled “Ancient Egyptian Pyramids: Fact Versus Fiction” and “Ancient Egypt and Us: 10 Things We Use Every Day,” will be held on Tuesday, June 2, and Tuesday, June 9, respectively, at 10 a.m. in The Woodlands at Shell Point.
In “Ancient Egyptian Pyramids: Fact Versus Fiction,” Kerr will examine Ancient Egypt’s pyramids, and uncover how early royal tombs developed from simple mud brick, single-story mastabas into the more familiar, smooth pyramids.
Kerr’s second session, “Ancient Egypt and Us: 10 Things We Use Every Day,” will discuss the relevance of Ancient Egyptian culture to modern times. Kerr will highlight the civilization’s major early achievements that predate other civilizations, including invention of medicine, the arch, and cosmetics, astronomers and time keepers, development of irrigation, and setting taxes.
Tickets for each session cost $10, and payment is required in advance. Call 239-489-8472 to purchase tickets.
About Shell Point Retirement Community
Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care in an active, resort-style environment for its 2,400 residents. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free boat dockage, and other recreational facilities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.