28 février 2011

"The Charm of Egypt" @ Orvieto museum

ORVIETO- A female anthropomorphic sarcophagus from the Valley of the Queens, one of the 250 Egyptian findings that will be displayed in the exhibition The Charm of Egypt. The exhibition will be held from March 12 to 02 October 2011 in Orvieto, Italy. EPA/ORVIETO MUSEUM. ORVIETO.- A female anthropomorphic sarcophagus from the Valley of the Queens, one of the 250 Egyptian findings that will be displayed in the exhibition The Charm of Egypt. The exhibition will be held from March 12 to 02 October 2011 in Orvieto, Italy. EPA/ORVIETO... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2010

"The Egypt Experience: Secrets of the Tomb" @ the Toledo Museum of Art

Ancient Egyptian. Raramu. Limestone with paint, Dynasty 6 (2420--2258 B.C.), 2420--2280 BCE. Toledo Museum of Art. Purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, Gift of Edward Drummond Libbey, 1949.5 TOLEDO, OH.- Discover an ancient civilization's fascinating approach to life and the afterlife at The Egypt Experience: Secrets of the Tomb, a new exhibition opening Oct. 29 at the Toledo Museum of Art. The installation of more than 150 objects spanning 3,000 years of history will be on temporary view in a specially designed... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2010

"Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead" Exhibition @ Britisth Museum from 4 November 2010–6 March 2011

King Herihor and Queen Nodjmet adoring the god Osiris in the afterlife. From the Book of the Dead papyrus of Nodjmet, c. 1050 BC. EA 10541. LONDON.- The British Museum’s major Autumn exhibition, supported by BP, will present and explore ancient Egyptian beliefs about life after death. Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead will showcase the rich textual and visual material from the British Museum’s unparalleled collection of Book of the Dead papyri. The ‘Book’, used for over 1500 years between c. 1600... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2010

A Collector’s Menagerie: Animal Sculpture from the Ancient World @ Rupert Wace Ancient Art

Egyptian bronze and wood Ibis. Late Dynastic Period. 25th-31st Dynasty, 715-332 BC. Length: 40.2 cm. Height: 23 cm. LONDON.- Within hours of the opening of the exhibition A Collector’s Menagerie: Animal Sculpture from the Ancient World, Rupert Wace Ancient Art had sold twenty-three of the eighty-seven works, including two crocodiles, to eager collectors. (This represents 26.5% by number and 42.6% by value). The exhibition, which is taking place at the Sladmore Gallery, 57 Jermyn Street, St. James’s, London SW1, opened to the... [Lire la suite]
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11 février 2010

"To Live Forever" @ the Brooklyn Museum

'Mummy Mask of a Man', Early 1st century C.E. Stucco, gilded, and painted, (51.5 x 33 x 20 cm) 20 1/4 x 13 x 7 7/8 in. Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund Brooklyn Museum BROOKLYN, NY.- Through more than one hundred objects drawn from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned holdings of ancient Egyptian art, including some of the greatest masterworks of the Egyptian artistic heritage, "To Live Forever" explores the Egyptians’ beliefs about life and death and the afterlife, the process of mummification, the conduct of a funeral,... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2010

Egypt: New Find Shows Slaves didn't Build Ancient Monuments

Zahi Hawass, the director of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, points at a new set of tombs belonging to the workers who built the great pyramids. Photo: Amr Nabil/AP CAIRO (AP).- Egypt displayed on Monday newly discovered tombs more than 4,000 years old and said they belonged to people who worked on the Great Pyramids of Giza, presenting the discovery as more evidence that slaves did not build the ancient monuments. The series of modest nine-foot-deep shafts held a dozen skeletons of pyramid builders, perfectly preserved... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2009

'To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum' @ the Chrysler Museum

Mummy Mask of a Man, Roman Period, early 1st century A.D. Stucco, gilded and painted, 20 1/4 x 13 x 7 7/8 in. (51.5 x 33 x 20 cm) place made: Egypt, Africa. Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund NORFOLK, VA.- Pyramids and Pharaohs. Sphinxes and Sarcophagi. The Ten Commandments. The Book of the Dead. Crocodiles, Cobras, and Cleopatra. What other culture evokes such rich imagination and echoes of immortality as ancient Egypt? On October 14, the Nile comes to Norfolk with the public debut of To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the... [Lire la suite]