Egypt Pompeii

08 oct – 27 dec 2016

On 20th April 2016 the second part of the important exhibition project Egypt Pompeii arrived at the archaeological site of Pompeii, the exhibit opened on 5th March 2016 at the Egyptian Museum and ended with the re-opening of the Egyptian Collection at Naples’ National Archaeological Museum.

The exceptional pieces on loan from the permanent collection at the Egyptian Museum consecrate the collaboration between the Museum in Turin, the Soprintendenza of Pompeii and the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. With the collaboration of the “L’Orientale” University in Naples, the result is an exhibition that tells the story of cults and fashions that originated in Egypt and later became popular in Pompeii.

The Palestra Grande houses seven monumental statues of Sekhmet, the Egyptian goddess with a lion’s head, and of pharaoh Thutmose I, the famous seated statue. Both the statues are a testament to the extraordinary world of Egyptian mythology.

Organised around five themes, the exhibition begins in the Temple of Isis, spans five rooms and features over 1500 pieces. The exhibition also features a moving video by Studio Azzurro, which illustrates the cultural, religious and economic exchanges between Pompeii and Egypt at the end of the 2nd century BC.

Start date
Saturday 08 october 2016

End date
Tuesday 27 december 2016

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
piazza Museo 19
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Curated by
Massimo Osanna and Marco Fabbri with the collaboration of Simon Connor: exhibition in Pompeii, Palestra Grande / Valeria Sampaolo: exhibition in Naples, MANN

Promoted by
Soprintendenza Pompei / Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli / Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino