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Death and life in ancient Egypt

Death and life in ancient Egypt

 

Exhibition of objects from Egyptian Museum and Collection of Papyri in Berlin

 

Exhibition curator: Dr Andrzej Ćwiek

The Egyptian Gallery in the Archaeological Museum had been created thanks to cooperation with the Egyptian Museum and Collection of Papyri in Berlin, and the State Museum of Egyptian Art in Munich. It was the idea of professor Lech Krzyżaniak, the director of our museum for over twenty years, whose friendship with Dietrich Wildung and Sylvia Schoske, the directors of the German museums was consolidated during their joint archaeological research in Egypt and the Sudan. It resulted in 1998 in the long-term loan of over one hundred objects presented at the exhibition ‘Death and Life in Ancient Egypt’, which covers all periods of the Ancient Egyptian history and shows various aspects of this unique culture. In 2000 the exhibition was enriched with two royal statue heads from Munich, and in 2002 the Athribis obelisk came from Berlin to be placed in the courtyard of the Górka palace. Since then much happened; the royal heads came back to Munich and some objects from Berlin were sent back, but at the same moment new ones came to Poznań. All these masterpieces of art and crafts, displayed in the Archaeological Museum, help us to understand better the culture of Ancient Egypt, being at the same moment signs of Polish-German friendship and cultural cooperation.

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