Eternal Egypt Experience
Discover the vast history of Ancient Egypt in an unexpected way
12 July 2013 to 5 January 2014
Eternal Egypt Experience. Discover the vast history of Ancient Egypt in an unexpected way. The heart of the experience is Culturama, a large multimedia show with nine, metre-high screens and a 180° view. In just 20 minutes a guide will take you through the highlights of Ancient Egypt - from prehistory, pharaohs and the great pyramids to the early-Christian Coptic era.
This exciting show is combined with a review of current Dutch and Flemish archaeological research in Egypt. Seven presentations allow visitors to experience work behind the scenes. What factors play a role in these archaeological excavations? How do the archaeologists go about their job, have their findings confirmed existing ideas and what new insights have these discoveries produced? A unique aspect of these excavation presentations is the overview they provide of the chronology of Ancient Egypt, reinforcing the narrative of the experience. Top pieces from the museum's own Egyptian collection, including a mummy, beautifully painted sarcophagi, crisp reliefs and sophisticated bronzes, illustrate the presentations.
Eternal Egypt Experience can be seen in the Allard Pierson Museum from 12 July 2013 to 5 January 2014.
Eternal Egypt Experience is the product of close collaboration between the Allard Pierson Museum, Bibliotheca Alexandrina / Cultnat en het Nederlands Vlaams Instituut in Cairo (NVIC.) The exhibition is accompanied by the publication of a book, ' Eternal Egypt', about the Egyptian collection in the Allard Pierson Museum (NL and EN, WBOOKS, €24.95) . An extensive supplementary programme features lectures, activities, educational material, etc. More information on the programme can be found in the near future.
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