Ancient Egypt in a not-to-be-missed exhibition in Venice: archaeological finds and photos from the enchanting site of Abydos

From 02 June 2012 to 21 October 2012

From 2 June to 21 October 2012 Venice will host a great exhibition dedicated to Ancient Egypt, an interesting analysis to learn more about one of the most interesting civilizations in history, centered on the archaeological site of Abydos. The Venice exhibition, entitled The temple of Osiris revealed Ancient Egypt in the Osireion at Abydos, is to be housed at the Scuola Grande Di San Giovanni Evangelista, one of the oldest Scuole Grande in Venice, famous as it contains fragments of Jesuss Cross. After a period of inactivity due to the fall of the Venice Republic, the School is now operating again and frequently facilitates concerts, exhibitions and conferences. Organized by the photographer Paolo Renier and Friends of the Abydos Association, the Venice exhibition presents part of the thousand-year-long history of Ancient Egypt, from the first pharaohs to the magnificent era of Ramses II, with original photos and 23 archaeological finds on loan from the Egyptian museum of Florence, some of which being shown for the first time in Venice. The Sarcophagus of the Nut Goddess will be shown for the first time in Venice, after being completely restored especially for this interesting Ancient Egypt exhibition. The arrangements of the Venice exhibition will include a 1:1 scaled model of the room where the sarcophagus was originally housed, so that visitors will be able to experience an exclusive journey in time inside one of the most amazing and mysterious sites of Ancient Egypt, a unique experience available only during the Venice exhibition. Through a succession of giant posters and illustration panels, the exhibition in Venice retraces all the fascination of the ancient temples of Abydos. Considered one of the most important sites in Ancient Egypt, Abydos is located 500 km from Cairo. In 1989 the exhibitions author Paolo Renier visited the site of Abydos and after being deeply captivated by this lesser known part of Ancient Egypt, he decided to use his extraordinary photos to make this area better known. There are three important principles at the basis of the exhibition in Venice and the Abydos Project: knowledge of Ancient Egypt, respect for it and appreciation of the inestimable historic value of the incredible Ancient Egypt. In coincidence with the exhibition in Venice there will be a dense calendar of events, conference stand seminars with worldwide known scholars to get to know secrets and mysteries of the timeless history of Ancient Egypt. Times:Tuesday-Sunday 9.30am 1.30pm and 3pm-7pm
By Insidecom Editorial Staff