Egyptian history and culture have fascinated everyone for centuries, and they are very precious for Parisians! Just think that the Louvre Museum includes one of the richest departments dedicated to Egyptian antiquities. On top of that, this spring, the City of Light will host the European premiere of the International “Ramses and the Gold of the Pharaohs” exhibition featuring more than 180 treasures from Ancient Egypt.
After the success of the Tutankhamen exhibition, Egyptian history and culture enthusiasts can now discover the world of Ramses, one of the greatest builders of Ancient Egypt, through a breathtaking exhibition entitled “Ramses and the Gold of the Pharaohs”.
We have all heard at least once about Ramses the Great, his conquests and his adventurous life! The richness of his life has been depicted countless times over the centuries. He is the symbol of the power of Pharaonic Egypt and more in general of the legendary pharaohs.
The more than 3,000-year-old treasure on display in the exhibition includes exceptional jewelry, spectacular royal masks, and furnishings from the untouched tombs of the city of Tanis. Exclusively at La Villette, visitors can also admire the coffin of Ramses II, a priceless work on loan from the Egyptian authorities.
In addition to these fascinating objects, the exhibition also offers a virtual reality experience to discover the fabulous temple of Abu Simbel and the tomb of Nefertari. These two sites bear witness to the extraordinary architectural and artistic skills of the ancient Egyptians, as well as to their fascination with the pharaohs and their funerary cult.
The exhibition “Ramses and the Gold of the Pharaohs” is a unique opportunity to discover the Egyptian heritage from a new perspective, thanks to the fascinating objects on display and the immersive virtual reality experience offered. This is a must-see exhibition for all lovers of Egyptian history and culture who will be able to explore the fascinating world of Ramses and his time.
Until the 06/09/23. Open every day from 10am to 7pm.
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