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Death in old Egypt in the new exhibition at the Fundació Caixa Tarragona

Death in old Egypt in the new exhibition at the Fundació Caixa Tarragona

Tarragona. Costa Dorada. Fundació Caixa Tarragona presents "Egypt. Step to eternity, "a show where over a hundred pieces of ancient Egypt as it is clear the Egyptians over the centuries to overcome the barriers of death and guarantee to eternity. It will be shown from December 11. Among tombs, rituals, mummies and funerary offerings this exhibition runs alongside the 55 photos revealing the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb and a model of the tomb of the famous pharaoh. Egypt, the eternal journey The desire to live forever was so rooted in the culture of Pharaonic Egypt, which • For thousands of years, did not spare no efforts to achieve it. Many archaeological remains to prove: tombs, myths, rituals, mummies and funerary offerings are testimony to the hope ilimited existence, while similar to the earthly world. Certainly, beyond the Egyptians completely inspired in life before death, as demonstrated by the level at which they take the technique of mummification of the body, support had to keep terrestrial energy necessary for survival eternal. Interestingly, in some way, this survival has been achieved as desired, for thousands of years later, the world of ancient Egypt still arouses interest and fascination. Over 100 pieces, photographs and model of the tomb of Tutankhamun The exhibition "Egypt: the transition al'eternitat" jointly organized by the Fundació Caixa Tarragona and the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona-Clos Archaeological Foundation, brings together a hundred pieces of funerary rituals of ancient Egypt, with up to antiquity 4,000 years before Christ. The area devoted to funerary rituals contains items such as figurines, sarcophagi, funerary masks, sculptures, divine statues, funerary steles, and liturgical objects of everyday life in general. Alongside the objects you can see the photos revealing the discovery process of the tomb of Tutankhamun. The set of photos allows you to relive the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun by the images that caught digging official photographer, Harry Burton in 1922, when archaeologist Howard Carter and his team found the mitificat this famous tomb of Pharaoh. The exhibition offers the opportunity to meet a wider civilization, always has fascinated the world and relive, through the photographs of Harry Burton, the look of surprise they discovered that those men "wonderful things" in The excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun. It was the first time in the history of archaeological excavation that was so thoroughly photographed. Following the daily excavation of Carter, the viewer participates discoveries, questions and mysteries of the hands of the team that advanced to the interior of the tomb. Finally, the exhibition recreates the tomb of King Tutankhamun with a model made to scale. The model reveals the magnitude of the treasures deposited there and find out in detail his last abode. Fundació Caixa Tarragona with this exhibition aims to contribute to knowledge of a civilization that, through 31 dynasties and 3,000 years of history was fundamental character moments universal culture. It is a new emphasis on history with the aim of bringing the issues of general interest to all audiences. Complementary Activities Fundació Caixa Tarragona has prepared, as always, free guided tours for the general public every Saturday at 19 noon. They have also organized visits to schools and civic centers accompanied by educational material specific to different levels in order to discover the reality of ancient Egypt. School groups will participate in a workshop mummification Querying jewelry workshop. Also guided tours of the days 30 January and 28 February there will be translation in sign language for deaf people. With this initiative, the Fundació Caixa Tarragona to contribute to overcoming the barriers that may represent sensory disabilities  

Tags: costa dorada, el milà, painting, sculpture, exhibitions, museums
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