Gods from an­cient Egypt come to Lei­den

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ARCHAEOLOGICAL NEWS -

This au­tumn, (from 12 Oc­to­ber 2018 - 31 March 2019), the mys­ti­cal world of the an­cient Egyp­tian gods will come to life in the Ri­jksmu­seum van Oud­he­den (Na­tional Mu­seum of An­tiq­ui­ties) in Lei­den, the Nether­lands. The ex­hi­bi­tion Gods of

Egypt is en­tirely de­voted to the an­cient Egyp­tian pan­theon and will bring to­gether more than 500 im­pos­ing sculp­tures of gods and god­desses, mag­i­cal pa­pyri, gold jew­els and richly painted mummy cases, from mu­se­ums in the Nether­lands and abroad, in­clud­ing the Bri­tish Mu­seum, the Lou­vre, Au­gust Kest­ner Mu­seum (Han­nover) and the Kun­sthis­torisches Mu­seum of Vi­enna.

Pieces will also be in­cluded from the Museo Egizio in Turin, home to one of the two great­est Egyp­tian col­lec­tions in the world. For more in­for­ma­tion see www.rmo.nl/en

Dou­ble statue of Pharaoh Horemheb from Kun­sthis­torisches Mu­seum, Vi­enna

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