Visual art: Lost Kingdoms of the Nile 

Thurs., Aug. 14

King Tut wasn't the only game in town on the ancient Nile. To prove it, Emory University's Michael C. Carlos Museum presents LOST KINGDOMS OF THE NILE, continuing Thurs., AUG. 14. The exhibit explores the erstwhile empire that held sway in southern Egypt and northern Sudan from 3,000 B.C. to 350 A.D. Some bloated, Brendan Fraser-fueled Hollywood excess may have given the wrong impression about the ancient civilization, but the record's set straight with more than 250 objects in ceramic, ivory, gold and silver. And anyone who's ever wondered what exactly a "diadem" is can see a royal, golden one reconstructed for the first time. Through Aug. 31. Free-$7. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. 571 S. Kilgo Circle. 404-727-4282. www.carlos.emory.edu.

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