The end of August will see the exhibition “Kings of the Sun” open in the National Museum in Prague. The exhibition, which will run till February 2021, showcases pieces of Egyptian antiquities excavated by the Czech archaeological mission at Abusir archaeological site south of Cairo. The site includes an extensive necropolis of the Old Kingdom (2686 – 2181BC) together with later additions.
The items to be displayed are on loan from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and several other antiquity institutions. The most valuable is a basalt bust of King Raneferef, carved around the year 2460 BC. Other exhibits will include statues of noblemen and State officials, a collection of canonic jars, as well as 10 ushabti figurines made of faience.
The National Museum is the largest museum in the Czech Republic. It covers a range of disciplines and fields from the natural sciences to specialised areas of the social sciences. The museum’s exhibits are located in a number of buildings around Prague. The National Museum also organises a range of cultural and educational programs.
16 August 2020