EXHIBITION ON ANCIENT EGYPT IN JESOLO
From December 26th 2017 to September 15th 2018 at the Spazio Aquileia 123 exhibition center in Jesolo, in the province of Venice, ancient Egypt will be the protagonist of a great exhibition entitled “Egypt. Gods, Pharaohs, Men”.
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Spectacle and scientific rigour are the strengths of this exhibition.
The project is supported by a scientific committee of eminent Egypt experts, and in fact, you’ll admire original antique finds coming from very important museums, private and public collections: the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities of Cairo; the Archaeological Museum of Asti; the Museum of History and Art of Trieste; the “Giovanni Barracco” Museum of Ancient Sculptures in Rome; the National Archaeological Museum of Florence–Egyptian Museum; the “Corrado Basile” Papyrus Museum of Syracuse and the Sinopoli collection.
The exhibition combine the charm of unique finds with faithful reproductions, scenery and sophisticated technological installations.
The original finds will be illustrated and accompanied by video animations, interactive projections, holograms and touch screens.
In addition, visitors will have the chance to admire two Egyptian tombs in person: the tomb of the craftsman Pashed and the tomb of Tutankhamun, “the pharaoh child”, discovered by Howard Carter in 1922, both faithfully reconstructed in scale 1:1. It’s the first time these two burial rooms have been gathered in the same exhibition.
But the starring role in this exhibition will be played by the Mummy of Asti, recently restored and never displayed to the public before, which will involve visitors in a real activity of scientific research through a multimedia installation.
With the support and the collaboration of the Forensics department, that following the “Manchester Protocol” for facial reconstruction re-created the face of the mummy, now the Mummy of Asti has a face which will be previewed in Jesolo.
The Mummy of Asti, named “La signora delle ninfee” (The Lady of Water Lilies”), underwent a CAT scan, which solved many mysteries but left others unsolved.
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WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THE EXHIBITION ON ANCIENT EGYPT
As Roberto Giacobbo (journalist, writer and presenter of the television program “Voyager-Ai confine della conoscenza”) said: “This is a real exhibition, with real objects on display. It’s a very funny, captivating and real exhibition”.
The exhibition is suitable for everybody, especially for school students and families. In fact, guided tours and didactic workshops for schools of every order and degree will be organized to involve visitors in discovering ancient Egypt.
The exhibition tour is divided into 11 sections aimed at illustrating dynasties and pharaohs, gods, funerary practices, but also art, writing, customs and traditions of the ancient land of the Pharaohs.
A section will be dedicated to Queens and Goddesses of Egypt, too.
It will be an extraordinary event, and you will admire unique finds which have never exited Egypt before. “You’ll feel the thrill of ancient Egypt”, as Enrico Longo, President of Cultour Active guarantees.
Ancient Egypt is waiting for you!
Tickets: Adults € 16,00 (audio guide included); Reduced ticket € 12,00 (audio guide included) (senior visitors over 65 years old, military and police officers, journalists, and disabled people); Children from 6 to 12 years old € 8, 00 (audio guide included).
FREE ENTRY for children under 6 years old and severely disabled visitors escort included.
Opening hours: From 26th December 2017 to January 7th 2018 every day, from 10 am to 7.30 pm (last entrance at 6 pm).
Later, the exhibition will be open to the public only on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
During the week the exhibition will be open only for schools and booked guided tours from 10 am to 7.30 pm (last entrance at 6 pm).