Ramses II’s coffin to be displayed as part of int'l traveling exhibition

Habiba Hamdy , Wednesday 18 Jan 2023

Ramses II’s wooden coffin will be displayed as part of the international touring exhibition 'Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs,' starting with its next destination in Paris, the cabinet approved on Wednesday.

The Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs exhibition
The Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs exhibition


The exhibition in Paris will be held from 1 April-17 September 2023, before moving on to its next destination, Sydney, Australia. 

The Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime installation where visitors can explore the life and accomplishments of one of the most remarkable and celebrated rulers of ancient history, the Pharaoh Ramses II, dubbed Ramses the Great.

Displaying more than 180 dazzling Egyptian artefacts, the touring exhibition features exquisite sculptures, precious treasures, and state-of-the-art multimedia reproductions that demonstrate the opulence and beauty of ancient Egyptian civilisation.

The exhibition was first inaugurated in November 2021 at its first location in Houston, it was then displayed at the city of San Francisco in August 2022.

Separately, a cabinet decree approved the display of 18 artefacts from the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo and the Manial Palace at the Islamic Arts Biennale in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from 23 January to 23 April.

These will be showcased as part of the Awwal Bait (first house) exhibition in the Hajj Terminal in Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport.

The exhibition will display multiple Islamic artefacts expressing the themes of Qiblah (sacred direction) and Hijrah (migration) with the aim of preserving Islamic art.

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