Immortal Pharaoh

Edinburgh 2005. City Art Center

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The centrepiece of this extraordinary exhibition is an exact and exceptional replica of his burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings. The walls of the tomb contain a complete depiction of the Amduat, the oldest Egyptian book of the netherworld, which chronicles the pharaoh’s journey through the afterlife.

This text is the key to eternity. An array of original exhibits illustrates the themes of the Amduat and the rituals surrounding burial, mummification and the belief in resurrection.

Visitors, young and old, will thrill to the adventure of unravelling the code to immortality which is depicted in the hieroglyphics on the walls of the tomb of Thutmose III

The exhibition is a concept of Dr Eric Hornung, professor emeritus of Egyptology at the University of Basel, and Dr Theo Abt. It was originally developed by Factum Arte for the Museo Arqueológico Nacional in Madrid and is being produced by the United Exhibits Group, Denmark with loans of a wide range of outstanding artefacts from the Museum of Ancient Art and the Ludwig Collection, Basel, and the Egyptian Collection at the Kestner Museum, Hanover.

The following links are for reviews
of the exhibition in Edinburgh:
The times

Photos of the Exhibition mixed with conceptual virtual images

This must-see exhibition is a UK exclusive and the Edinburgh
showing is the start of a European tour.

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