The art of the pyramid-builders on display in Sendai, Japan

Nevine El-Aref , Friday 22 Apr 2016

The Golden Pharaohs and Pyramids exhibition was inaugurated on Thursday at Sendai City Museum in Japan

The invitation card of the exhibition

The Golden Pharaohs and Pyramids: The Treasures from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo is a special touring exhibition visiting several cities in Japan.

It started in October last year in Tokyo, then went to Matsuyama, and the third leg of the exhibition is Sendai.

Elham Salah, head of the museums sector at the Ministry of Antiquities, told Ahram Online that the tour will last for 25 months and includes 120 artifacts from the Old Kingdom era and the pyramid-builders period.

The objects were carefully selected from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir and include the Golden Mask of King Amenemope, one of the three great golden masks of ancient Egypt, as well as a statue of King Khafre statue and a group of statues of servants, workers, beer- and bread-makers. A collection of scarabs and amulets are also on display, as are ancient Egyptian board games. 

“This is the first ancient Egyptian exhibition to tour several cities in Japan after a three-year hiatus. The last touring exhibition sent to Japan was in 2012, entitled 'Tutankhamun: The Golden Age of the Pharaohs',” Salah pointed out.

The exhibition is on show at the Sendai City Museum which features historical and cultural artifacts as well as arts and crafts from the Sendai area, which range in age from the Stone Age to modern times.

Khafre statue


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