THE BELOVED OF ISIS: NERO, THE DOMUS AUREA, AND EGYPT
This exhibition explores the links between Rome and Egypt in the 1st century AD, and Emperor Nero’s special relationship with Egypt. It includes multimedia exhibits and more than 150 artefacts from international collections, including a monumental statue of Thutmose I from the Egyptian Museum, and portrait busts of Nero himself, displayed inside the Domus Aurea itself.
Domus Aurea, Rome,Viale della Domus Aurea – via del Serapide, http://www.colosseo.it, Until 14 January 2024
EGYPTIAN MUMMIES: EXPLORING ANCIENT LIVES
A touring exhibition organised by La Caixa Foundation, in collaboration with the British Museum, Egyptian Mummies now reaches Valencia. The exhibition explores the hidden history behind six ancient Egyptian mummies, as revealed by state-of-the-art, non-invasive technology.
La Caixa Forum, Valencia, http://www.caixaforum.org, 4 October 2023-28 January 2024
FACE TO FACE: THE PEOPLE BEHIND MUMMY PORTRAITS
Face to Face displays more than 30 Roman Egyptian mummy portraits from the Allard Pierson Museum, the Louvre, the J Paul Getty Museum, and other international collections. The exhibition highlights the current state of knowledge about mummy portraiture, introducing visitors not only to the people portrayed in the masks, but also to the artisans who created these images, and the collectors, archaeologists, and researchers connected to each portrait.
The Allard Pierson, Amsterdam, Oude Turfmarkt 127-129, 1012 GC Amsterdam, http://www.allardpierson.nl , 6 October 2023-25 February 2024
TUTANKHAMUN: DISCOVERING THE FORGOTTEN PHARAOH
Walk in the footsteps of Howard Carter in this travelling exhibition of 242 replicas from the workshops of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The three burial chambers of Tutankhamun’s tomb have been recreated, so the visitor can step inside the famous tomb and see it as it was when it was discovered. The exhibition also includes reconstructions of daily life in ancient Egypt.
Strasbourg Exhibition Centre, Parc des Expositions, Hall 54, 67000 Strasbourg, France, http://www.expo-toutankhamon.com, 11 October 2023-23 February 2024
RAMSES THE GREAT AND THE GOLD OF THE PHARAOHS
Exploring the life, reign and legacy of Ramesses II, this international touring exhibition displays more than 180 artefacts from the Nineteenth Dynasty, including sarcophagi, mummies, jewellery, royal masks, amulets, statues, and a colossal limestone standing statue of the king.
Australian Museum, Sydney, 1 William Street, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia, http://www.australian.museum, 18 November 2023-19 May 2024