In Pharaos Grab, Die verborgenen Stunden der Sonne

A catalogue of the exhibition, 2006.

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Published by Antikenmuseum Basel
Designed by Factum Arte
86 pages colour hardback book
Language German
ISBN 84-611-2456-2006


With essays from Erik Hornung (University of Basel), Christian E Loeben (the Kestner-Museum), Andre Wiese (Antikenmuseum Basel), Adam Lowe and others.

This catalogue accompanied the exhibition In Pharaos Grab, Die verborgenen Stunden der Sonne which was held at the Antikenmuseum Basel in 2006 .

This book In Pharaos Grab, Die verborgenen Stunden der Sonne features Thutmose III’s burial chamber made by Factum Arte. The walls of this chamber contain a complete depiction of the Amduat, the first use of this text in a Pharaonic tomb. The Amduat describes the twelve-hour journey of the Sun God from sunset to his renewal in the morning and contains knowledge required by the deceased pharaoh to enable him to rise again and become the great Sun God himself, thereby making it the code to eternity. Also featured in this book are a selection of artifacts from the Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig and the Kestner-Museum Hanover which illustrate the themes of the Amduat and the rituals surrounding burial, mummification and re-birth.

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