Egyptian government agrees to extend tour of Ramses and the Gold of the Pharaohs exhibition
The Egyptian Cabinet approved the extension of the exhibition in Germany from July 13, 2024 to January 6, 2025. During a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, the Cabinet decided to return the wooden coffin of Sennedjem to Egypt. This brings the number of exhibits at the exhibition to 180.
The exhibition, which began in November 2021, travelled to the American cities of Houston and San Francisco, and then to Paris in France. The exhibition is currently in Sydney, Australia, and will move to Cologne in May before arriving in Tokyo, Japan. This was reported by thefrontierpost.com.
The exhibition features several ancient artefacts, including gold and silver jewellery, statues, amulets, masks, and sarcophagi. The highlight of the exhibition is the coffin of Ramses II, which is given a place of honour. Many of the artefacts have never left Egypt before.
King Ramses II, one of the longest-reigning pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, played a decisive role in the expansion of the kingdom by establishing control over Nubia. He built the magnificent Abu Simbel temple there, which still stands today as a testament to his achievements. Egypt under his rule experienced a period of peace and prosperity that greatly benefited its people.
During its stay in Paris, the travelling exhibition was visited by almost 820 thousand people. The Sydney exhibition also received a tremendous response from the public when it opened on November 18. Almost 110 thousand tickets were sold.