The exhibition «Monuments of Ancient Egypt»


Location: The National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Date: June 23 - August 3

Time: 15:00

Duration: 3 months

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In the period from 23 June to 3 September 2017 at the National museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan will be held exhibition «Monuments of Ancient Egypt», on the occasion of the International specialized exhibition «EXPO-2017» in Astana.

The aim of the exhibition: to acquaint visitors with the history and culture of Egypt.

In the exhibition framework is planned to represent the objects from the collection of Tutankhamen : gold-plated wooden chariot of Pharaoh Tutankhamen encrusted with semiprecious stones, Tutankhamen's gold-plated wooden throne encrusted with semiprecious stones, the outer sarcophagus of Tutankhamen, the statuette of a girl with sacrificial gifts and gold collar encrusted with semiprecious stones.

The rich history of Egypt will be reflected in the products and artifacts of different historical periods, beginning from before-dynastic period and ending with the Middle Ages.

Before - dynastic period will be presented by palette of Pharaoh Narmer, which is a sample of the hieroglyphic writing origin in Ancient Egypt.

Old Empire period is represented by a statuette of the Egyptian scribe, Hesira’s panel with a relief image and the head of a hawk, symbolizing God Gor.

Middle Empire period is illustrated by the painted wooden statuette of Pharaoh Senusert 1, considered the founder of 12th Dynasty, during his reign the borders of Egypt were greatly expanded.

Greco-Roman period is represented by a sculpture of the Roman woman’s head, and Coptic period is represented by icon-painting and portrait-painting.

The Islamic period is followed up by such exhibits as torch decorated by writings and porcelain plate decorated by floral patterns.


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