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Treasures of Egypt exhibition in CDMX: where and when to go in Palacio de Minería – El Sol de México

With the intention of commemorating 100 years since the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, the embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Sophia Foundation bring 200 archaeological pieces to our country in the “Treasures of Egypt” exhibition.

The exhibition promises all fans of Egyptian culture an unparalleled experience, as it brings together exact replicas of different cult objects, daily and ceremonial use of Ancient Egypt, statues, sarcophagi, amulets and jewelry.

The exhibition celebrates that this year is the 200th anniversary of the decipherment of the Egyptian hieroglyph by the French Jean-François Champollion, considered the father of Egyptology, as well as the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun.

What is the exhibition Treasures of Egypt about?

The exhibition has six rooms located on the ground floor of the Mining Palace, where each space is intended to expose various aspects of daily life in Ancient Egypt, such as: daily life, the sphere of women, rulers, deities, as well as death.

Among the main pieces exhibited in the exhibition is the bust of Queen Nefertiti, the mask of Tutankhamun, a sculpture of Anubis and the funerary boat of Pharaoh Cheops.

One of the novelties of this exhibition is that the replicas of Egyptian objects are made mainly with 3D printing of the highest quality and fidelity to the original, in addition to the fact that there are several that are made by artisans.

Where and when can you visit Treasures of Egypt in CDMX?

The exhibition is located in the UNAM Mining Palace, in Tacuba #5, Colonia Centro, Cuauhtémoc City Hall. It will be open until September 30, 2022 from Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

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On weekends, the Mining Palace offers guided tours from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., as well as various workshops to learn more about Egyptian culture. It is important to note that admission is free.

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