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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Reinstallation of Room 6, Deir el-Medina - Museo Egizio

Reinstallation of Room 6, Deir el-Medina

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For quite some time, the Museo Egizio has been working on the reinstallation of Room 6, which showcases artifacts from the village of Deir el-Medina.

A comprehensive and cross-functional working group, internal to the museum, has conducted new research, both in terms of Egyptology and exhibition design, as well as regarding the interpretation and accessibility of content in the room.

Why is it so important to reorganize the room dedicated to Deir el-Medina? The site is located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the city of Luxor, and it has been perfectly preserved because no modern city has been built over it since its abandonment. Deir el-Medina was the home of a community of artisans responsible for excavating and decorating the royal tombs of the nearby Valleys of the Kings and Queens. The context is unique because it preserves the remains of an entire village, a votive area, and a necropolis with some of the most beautiful non-royal tombs in Egypt. The site is particularly important because it has provided the most significant information about daily life in ancient Egypt. It was excavated by Ernesto Schiaparelli and the Missione Archeologica Italiana between 1905 and 1909.

On Monday, March 4, 2024, we will begin the reinstallation of the objects, which will continue until March 28.

It will be carried out in plain view, and public access to Room 7 (which houses the Tomb of Kha and Merit) as well as the passage to the "In Search of Life" room, is guaranteed.

The new arrangement will be completed and available to the public from March 29, 2024.

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