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Monday, December 19, 2016

Fwd: Queens of the Nile Exhibition at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden
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18 November 2016 until 17 April 2017    
<>  Photo courtesy of RMO Leiden    Queens of the Nile will tell the unique story of the ancient Egyptians pharaohs'   wives during the New Kingdom period (1500 to 1000 BC). Visitors can admire 350   top archaeological pieces, including rare sculptures, magnificent jewellery and   luxurious artefacts used by women at the Egyptian court, plus the sarcophagus   cover and grave goods entombed with one of Egypt's most celebrated queens,   Nefertari. The Museo Egizio in Turin is loaning 245 of its finest objects for   the exhibition. This is the second largest ancient Egyptian Museum in the world.    *Royal ladies of ancient Egypt*    The exhibition will bring to life the riches enjoyed by the royal ladies of   ancient Egypt, the intrigues they engaged in and the honours paid to them.   During the New Kingdom, ancient Egypt was at the height of its power. Pharaohs   were lords and masters of their realm and worshipped as gods. Their queens were   also accorded divine and regal status. They fulfilled important religious   functions and sometimes had temples especially built for them. Their divine   status often continued after their death.    *Ahmose Nefertari, Hatshepsut, Tiye, Nefertiti, Nefertari*    Famous queens as Ahmose Nefertari, Hatshepsut, Tiye, Nefertiti and Nefertari   were powerful women who were not simply wives but who ran the pharaoh's palace   and exercised significant political power. Although pharaohs could marry many   wives, only one was allowed to bear the title 'Great Queen'. She managed the   day-to-day running of the harem, which sometimes comprised hundreds of women. At   court she was surrounded by sumptuous jewellery, magnificent clothes, cosmetics   and furniture. In the exhibition, beautiful artefacts such as necklaces, rings,   glass scent bottles, painted vases and bronze mirrors provide a glimpse of the   opulent life led by queens at the Egyptian court.    *Unique objects from the tomb of Nefertari*    A unique element in the exhibition will be the display of objects recovered from   the tomb of Queen Nefertari. Her tomb, plundered in antiquity, was discovered in   the Valley of the Queens, close to the Egyptian city of Luxor, in 1904. Regarded   as one of the finest tombs from ancient Egypt, one of its richly decorated   chambers will be reconstructed in the exhibition. Here visitors can experience   the mystic beauty of Nefertari's tomb, alongside her sarcophagus cover and gifts   deposited at her entombment. The Museo Egizio seldom loans these precious grave   goods.    */Source:*    
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