Saturday, April 28, 2012

Exhibition: Twilight of the Pharaohs (France)

Cruisemates (Barbara Ferguson and Tim Kennedy)

With some gorgeous photographs.

Egyptology and antiquity fans won't want to miss this displayed collection of precious treasures in Paris.

A jewel-box mansion in the middle of Paris holds a surprising exhibition that brings together, for the first time ever, precious treasures from the last period of the Egyptian Pharaonic dynasties.

It was here we met visiting Americans cruising through Paris on the Seine [available with Viking River Cruises, AmaWaterways and CroisiEurope, to name a few].  They used a tour day in Paris to visit the exhibition.

“The Twilight of the Pharaohs, Masterpieces from the last Egyptian Dynasties”, is an assortment of the world’s finest sculptures, reliefs, sarcophagi, death masks, items of worship and jewelry from tombs and temples.

It also refutes the previously accepted academic assumption that there was a decline in the artistic output at the end of the Egyptian Pharaonic dynasties.

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