The extraordinary discovery of Pharaoh Amenhotep II

The Golden Age of Ancient Egypt is relived at MUDEC through the extraordinary discovery of the tomb of the Pharaoh Amenhotep II, reconstructed on a scale of 1:1 in the rooms of the exhibition.
The exhibition tells visitors all about the life and figure of Pharaoh Amenhotep II, who lived between 1427 and 1401 BC during the so-called 18th dynasty (1550 – 1295 BC), son of the great Thutmose III and sovereign of a lavish court, the heroic central figure in an extremely rich historical period, to such an extent that historians have baptised it the “Golden Age”.
The exhibition will display artefacts from the most important Egyptian collections in the world: from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the Stichting Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, the National Archaeological Museum in Florence.
These museums and other private collections have loaned for the occasion statues, slabs and weapons, items of daily life at court, burial assemblages and mummies.
In addition, an important contribution is made by the multi media and scenographic equipment in the exhibition rooms, providing authentic immersive experiences that conjure up the warm and ancient Nilotic atmosphere of the Egyptian landscapes of the 2nd millennium BC, giving the exhibition a unique flavour.

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