Egypt, millennial splendor. Masterpieces from Leiden to Bologna

Egypt, millennial splendor. Masterpieces from Leiden to Bologna

A magical land populated by an ancient and fascinating culture, located between the Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea, crossed by the long river Nile, Egypt will be the star of the exhibition organized by Arthemisia Group in collaboration with the Municipality of Bologna, Bologna Institution Museums and the Archaeological Museum. The Archaeological Museum of Bologna opens its doors to the Egyptian collection of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden in Netherlands, that will bring in the Italian city, for this occasion, more than 500 works of art and Egyptian finds, furthermore added to the pieces from the Egyptian Museum in Turin and the Egyptian Museum in Florence, creating an exhibition of more than 1700 square meters, visually striking and very important for the international Egyptian archaeology and collecting.

Stele di Aku Abido. © Collezione Palagi, già Nizzoli Museo Civico Archeologico, Bologna, inv. EG 1911

Stele di Aku Abido. © Collezione Palagi, già Nizzoli Museo Civico Archeologico, Bologna, inv. EG 1911

The Stele of Aku XVII-XVIII dynasty (1976 – 1648 BC), a monolith carved with a representation of the magic-religious practices related to the ancient principle of life; the group of statues of Maya and Meryt XVIII dynasty, Tutankhamon (1333 – 1323 a.C.) e Horemheb (1319 – 1292 a.C.) reigns which portrays the minister of Pharaoh Tutankhamun and his wife, hoping to be together also in the afterlife; Egyptian reliefs of Horemheb, the military general and the last Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt who worked a lot on the building construction of the time; the anthropoid sarcophagus of Peftjauneith, one of the most beautiful symbols of ancient Egypt, funeral container of a royal mummy; a precious wooden handle mirror, with elegant decorations in ivory, representing a girl with a bird. These are just some of the most celebrated works that visitors will exceptionally admire in the city of Bologna from 16 October 2015 to 17 July 2016. Moreover it will be possible for children to participate in various educational activities organized by the museum to discover the ancient Egypt.
Manico di specchio © Collezione Palagi Museo Civico Archeologico, Bologna, inv. EG 1859

Manico di specchio © Collezione Palagi Museo Civico Archeologico, Bologna, inv. EG 1859

Event: 16 October 2015 – 17 July 2016, Archaeological Museum of Bologna, Bologna (Italy).
Opening times: Tuesday – Thursday from 9 to 18:30, Friday from 9 to 22, on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 to 18.30.
Tickets: Full> € 13.00, Reduced> € 11.00, Reduced Groups> € 11.00, Schools> € 5.00, Family> € 28.00 (two adults and three children aged from 6 to 18 years old).

Do not miss the chance to spend a weekend discovering Bologna and the amazing history of the Egyptian civilization, characterized by pharaohs, pyramids and sarcophagi that continue to intrigue and excite generation after generation. Take advantage of the fantastic offers that UNA Hotels & Resorts has in store for you! UNA Hotels & Resorts is sponsor of the exhibition and it features a special offer which includes the delivery of the ticket in hotel directly and a 2-hour guided tour “Bologna da svelare” (Discovering Bologna).