Thursday, March 23, 2006

Turin's Museo Egizio
"The daily pleasures and challenges of the Ancient Egyptians are brought back to life in a new show at Turin's Egyptology Museum. The exhibition centres on the lives of a wealthy couple, an 11th Dynasty (2,000 BC) King's Treasurer called Iti and his wife Neferu - but also evokes the existence of more common people. The burial chamber of Iti's tomb, excavated in 1911 by Turin archaeologists, includes alabaster and terracotta vessels and a bronze mirror belonging to Neferu .It also has beautifully detailed pictures of ritual and daily life .Through a new display, visitors can 'see' the couple in their house and fields, along the River Nile and in the surrounding desert. Moving out from the tomb, the show presents objects of daily life to give an idea of the rhythm of Egyptian existence 4,000 years ago."
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