2015

On 12 June 2015 at 17:00

Under the Stars of Nut. The Egyptian Coffins of the Royal Museums of Art and History.

Dr. Luc Delvaux

The Royal Museums of Art and History of Brussels preserves more than thirty ancient Egyptian coffins, or fragments of coffins, dating from the Prehistory to the Greco-Roman period. In November 2015 will start an important operation of restoration of the series of coffins issued from the Second Cache of Deir el-Bahari (Bab el-Gasus), a mass grave dedicated to the Theban priests of Amun and their families (21st Dynasty, c. 950 BC). In this context, a new reappraisal of the whole collection of coffins of the Museum has been initiated, aiming mainly at the study of their archaeological contexts. This search has greatly improved our knowledge of the collection and brought new lights on its links with the main archaeological sites of Egypt.

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On 12 June 2015 at 17:00

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Dr. Luc Delvaux