Not long now! The great exhibition on ancient Egypt will be inaugurated on 22 December 2022 in the wonderful location of the Basilica Palladiana in the center of Vicenza. From our Relais Santa Corona it can be reached in a couple of minutes on foot.

The exhibition provides a cross-section of daily life in ancient Egypt, with a particular focus on Thebes, today’s Luxor, and Deir el-Medina, the village, founded around 1500 BC, where scribes, draftsmen and craftsmen worked to build and decorate the tombs of the pharaohs in the Valleys of the Kings and Queens, shaping the imagination of the ancient civilization born on the banks of the Nile.

The exhibition brings together more than 180 objects, in addition to the Egyptian finds, there are about twenty loans from the Louvre in Paris. On display are masterpieces of statuary, sarcophagi, papyri, bas-reliefs, sculpted and painted steles, amphorae and amulets. Many treasures will be revealed during the exhibition, including the anthropoid sarcophagus of Khonsuirdis and the famous trousseau of Queen Nefertari, who returns to Italy, in Vicenza, after several years of touring abroad.


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