Voyage Beyond Darkness in Search of Tutankhamun

Voyage Beyond Darkness in Search of Tutankhamun
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The voyage beyond darkness of the most famed Pharaoh and his subjects is brought to light once again with artefacts, mummies, sarcophagi and funerary chests from fascinating pharaonic Egypt. The other-worldly beliefs of Egyptians can be found in the objects considered necessary for survival in the afterlife, considered a continuation of one’s physical existence. The pieces displayed are, mostly, from Milan’s Civic Collection and the National Archeological Museum of Florence. The exhibition reunites, for the first time, the so-called Corredo Busca, with its mummy and sarcophagus, held in the Civic Collection, and a seven-metre-long papyrus from the XIX-XX Dynasty, next to pieces on loan from private collections. The superb statue of the God Amon, with the semblance of the young Tutankhamun, stands next to the two funeral texts attributed to the father of the Pharaoh, pioneer of a reform which is considered the first form of monotheism in history. Not to be missed, for the refined brilliance of its colours, a rare fragment of a bas relief from Saqqara. The exhibition of artefacts is followed by the multimedia section which offers visitors the possibility to revisit some of the more distinctive features of ancient Egypt along the banks of the Nile, from Thebes to the Valley of the Kings, guided by Howard Carter in search of the Tomb of Tutankhamun. Then, the Pharaoh himself will accompany the public in a journey across the night to conquer immortality.
Samantha De Martin - © 2020 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano