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Pharaoh: King of Egypt
© Courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum-
Be transported back to Ancient Egypt at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery next month, as a major new exhibition featuring nearly 100 stunning historic artefacts goes on display.
Pharaoh: King of Egypt opens in Bristol on Saturday, March 16 and features highlights from the British Museum’s superb collection of Ancient Egyptian objects.
The national touring exhibition is the largest UK loan of Egyptian artefacts ever undertaken by the British Museum.
The exhibition explores the lives of the pharaohs and their role as head of state, high priest and army commanders through objects and artefacts spanning over 3,000 years of history. It includes monumental statues, beautifully carved stone reliefs from ancient temples, papyri and glittering gold jewellery.
The exhibition presents the splendour and power of the ancient kings, but also insights into the realities of ruling a complex civilisation: from civil war to state-sponsored tomb robbing, and even times when foreigners sat on the throne of Egypt.
Pharaoh: King of Egypt will be accompanied by a programme of events and activities, including family activities, film screening and a special Egypt-themed ‘Museums at Night’.
Families will be able to pick up a free ‘young collectors card’ to earn special hieroglyph stamps by exploring the museum.
Published on: Thu, 07/02/2013