Ramzes II, 19th Dynasty (The Trustees of the British Museum, UK)


Sarcophagus (National Museum Florence, Italy)

Pharaonic Renaissance - archaeological exhibition

Archaism and Historical Value in Old Egyptian Art

04 Mar 2008 - 20 Jul 2008
Cankarjev dom (cultural and congress centre), Prešernova 10, Galerija CD / CD Galllery (Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00-20:00, Sunday 11:00-19:00 and Monday: 10:00-15:00)

This extensive exhibition provides archaeological evidence on one of the more interesting periods in the history of ancient Egyptian civilisation. It brings together items from the majority of Western Europe's most important Egyptology collections.

The Pharaonic Renaissance was the period in Egyptian history from the early 7th to the mid-6th centuries BC, when the 25th and 26th Dynasties were in power. It followed a period of the New Kingdom's political and economic crisis. Its flourishing culture found expression in increased appreciation of the past and recognition of the cultural identity of Egyptian civilisation on the one hand and the use of new forms of expression on the other. The Pharaonic Renaissance anticipated, in many aspects, the thoughts and beliefs passed on to the traditions of the present Europe by the culture of classical antiquity.
The Pharaonic Renaissance exhibition, curated by the Italian Egyptologist Francesco Tiradritti PhD, includes items borrowed from the British Museum in London, the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Egyptian Museums in Berlin and Munich, and several Italian, Austrian, Hungarian and Croatian museums and collections.

regular € 8.00 
schoolchildren, students, more than 65 years old € 5.00