'Egypt. Gods, pharaohs, men' in Jesolo Lido

An innovative exhibition tells the history of this ancient and fascinating civilization

From 26 December 2017 to 30 September 2018

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From December 26th 2017 to September 30th 2018, put in your diary the start of the Egypt exhibition in Jesolo: 1500 square meters of exhibition space to tell the history of one of the greatest and most mysterious civilizations of the past, a thousand-year-old story that still today, three thousand years later, fascinates and intrigues people of all ages.

Fusing scientific rigor and the art of performance, the Jesolo exhibition 2018 'Egypt. Gods, pharaohs, men' narrates and excites listeners by showcasing a modern and dynamic approach that uses original finds, projections and interactive structures to accompany you along the discovery of one of the most exciting stories of our past, including myths, reality and mystery.

Hosted in Spazio Aquileia 123, opposite Pala Arrex, the ancient Egypt exhibition in Jesolo was conceived with the collaboration of a team of expert archaeologists and displays findings from public and private collections and famous museums such as the National Museum in Cairo, the Museum of Ancient Sculpture Giovanni Barracco in Rome, the National Archaeological Museum in Florence - Egyptian Museum, the Civic Archaeological Museum in Asti and the Civic Museum of History and Art in Trieste.

It is a well-known fact that the history of Ancient Egypt is concentrated in the areas traversed by the river Nile. In fact, thanks to recent excavation works, it has been possible to focus much more within the Mediterranean area than previously imagined... Starting from the Adriatic, it first concentrates on the Mediterranean and the civilizations that flourished along its shores, then turns to the Nile and its upstream course... In Jesolo, the Egypt exhibition will allow you to meet pharaohs, deities, practices related to the afterlife, but also the simple habits of everyday life, their fascinating writing technique and the art of this ancient civilization. Attention is deservedly given to Gods and Queens, in a section specifically dedicated to the great women of Egyptian civilization.

But let's take a close look at the various rooms in which the exhibition is divided:

  1. Where and when
  2. The River Nile
  3. The dynasties of the pharaohs
  4. The world of gods
  5. The Afterlife
    a) Mummification
    b) Mummification
  6. Pashed's tomb
  7. The burial chamber of Tutankhamun
    a) The room of treasure and jewels
  8. The mummy of Asti
  9. The scribes
  10. Egyptomania
    a) Teaching
    b) Teaching

On the first floor there is a room dedicated to the Queens and goddesses of Egypt

The archaeological finds will be displayed and accompanied by animated projections and touch screens to engage the visitor and transform the discovery into knowledge and admiration... History, dynasties, religion, symbols, cults, technical and scientific skills of Egypt: the exhibition in Jesolo on Egypt is unmissable for enthusiasts and beginners alike!

Next to the armored showcases, which display exhibits and original objects, you can admire faithful reproductions, technological installations and representations that tell the history of the ancient land of the pharaohs.

The Egyptian exhibition in Jesolo, Italy will also offer visitors the opportunity to explore two burial chambers, perfectly reconstructed on a 1:1 scale: the tomb of the artisan Pashed and that of Tutankhamun, a 'young boy' pharaoh, twelfth king of the 18th Egyptian dynasty, discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter.

But the surprises do not end here... The exhibition in Jesolo on Ancient Egypt will present for the first time to the public the mummy of Asti, recently restored, involving visitors in scientific research thanks to a multimedia installation. The support of the criminal police has made possible to reconstruct his face, but there are still many mysteries surrounding this figure... A CT scan of the mummy carried out by the diagnostic radio department of the hospital in Asti has raised numerous questions that have already caught the attention of great scholars and Egyptologists: whose body was this? When was his burial violated and by whom? In the room dedicated to the mummy of Asti we will try to answer these and many other questions!

Thanks to its original format, the great Egypt exhibition 2018 is designed to involve any type of visitor, from schools to families, fans of the Egyptian civilization to those simply curious to learn more. Workshops, multimedia and academic content will captivate viewers and make them experience a real sensory journey.

'Egypt. Gods, pharaohs, men' is curated by Emanuele Ciampini and Alessandro Roccati and produced by Cultour Active and Venice Exhibition.

An exciting journey of eleven stages to discover Ancient Egypt: on display in Jesolo precious original finds, interactive stations, animations and videos.. Do not miss the opportunity to visit one of the biggest exhibitions on the Egyptians ever organized in Italy!


Egypt Exhibition in Jesolo - Dates

From 26th December 2017 to 30th September 2018

Egypt Exhibition in Jesolo - Opening hours

  • From 26th December 2017 to 7th January 2018 the exhibition is open every day, from 10.00 am to 7.30 pm (last admission at 6.00 pm)
  • From 8th January 2018 the exhibition is open only on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 10.00 am to 7.30 pm (last admission at 6.00 pm); Tuesday to Friday it is open only for schools, upon reservation
  • From 1st June to 15th September the exhibition is open every day, from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm
  • From 16th to 30th September the exhibition is open every day, from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm
By Insidecom Editorial Staff