In Photos: Egyptian artefacts in 2nd Africa & Byzantium exhibition at Cleveland Museum of Art

Nevine El-Aref , Friday 12 Apr 2024

Egyptian artefacts will be displayed as part of the Africa & Byzantium exhibition on its second stop in the US on Sunday at the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio.

Byzantium exhibition


After a successful run in November at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, this temporary archaeological showcase promises visitors a glimpse into ancient civilizations.

According to the Cleveland museum, the exhibition explores the artistic relationships between the Byzantium Empire and the Christian kingdoms in north and east Africa from the fourth century AD onward.

Among the more than 160 pieces of secular and religious art are 11 from Egypt, including artefacts from the Egyptian Museum and the Monastery of Saint Catherine. These include diverse icons, metalwork chandeliers, bracelets and manuscripts.

Ayman Ashmawi, head of the ancient Egyptian antiquities section at the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), highlighted Egypt’s role in fostering cultural exchanges such as the exhibition.

He invited Americans to explore Egypt’s rich heritage by visiting the travelling exhibition.

The exhibit at the Cleveland museum runs through 21 July.

With participation from 10 countries worldwide, including Italy, England, and Germany, this exhibition serves as a testament to global cultural exchange.

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