Museo Egizio opens “In search of life”, a new permanent exhibition room
Through traces of intimate stories and fragments of existences distant in time, the room explores and deepens the theme of life in ancient Egypt, the relationship of this culture with mummification and the concept of the afterlife, starting from the study of human remains and the grave goods that in some cases accompany them.
The focus of the exhibition is a case set up to contain 91 mummies that are part of the Museum's collection: thanks to a special film, six of these mummies are unveiled to the public, representing the fundamental stages of life. This new exhibition room performs the double function of showcase and storage, and was therefore designed to guarantee the highest conservation standards for extremely fragile human and organic remains.
The new permanent exhibition space does not deal only with the study of human remains, but also with the theme of their exhibition and the ethical implications that characterize it. This highly complex theme sees the Museum engaged in constant dialogue, on the one hand with its public, and on the other with the national and international scientific community. For more details on this topic and to participate in a museum research click HERE
Here you can discover the videos about the stories of life, which are visible also in the room:
#1 – Pregnancy and birth
#2 – Raising a child
#3 – Being 13 years old
#4 – Amon’s chantress
#5 - The pharaoh’s sons tutor
#6 – Old age
Short documentary - Sky, Earth, Afterlife
The room was created with the support and contribution of the Consulta per la Valorizzazione dei Beni Artistici e Culturali di Torino.