Guided tour with the curator of “Sitting merrily in front of the god: the votive chapels of Deir el-Medina”
What could be nicer than listening to the stories of objects from the voices of people who do research every day?
Every artefact can conceal a thousand stories and the curators can reveal them to us in an exciting and engaging way, making us feel closer to the treasures that the Museo Egizio preserves in its halls. Many of these artefacts were found in the archaeological site of Deir el-Medina.
The site of Deir el-Medina allows us to study many aspects of the life of a human community during the Late Bronze Age. Among the other structures of the site, this site contains “votive chapels”. Although these have been relatively well identified, little is known about their importance and role within the Deir el-Medina workmen’s community. The question then arises as to the nature of these social practices, by whom they were enacted, for what reasons and under what circumstances. It is a whole area of New Kingdom personal piety that is highlighted here (1539-1076 BCE).
The new temporary exhibition of "In the Scholar's Workshop" is entitled “Sitting merrily in front of the god: the votive chapels of Deir el-Medina” and it is curated by Cédric Gobeil.
In this visit, the curator will guide you in the discovery of this special exhibition.
When: Tuesday 7th February and Thursday 9th March 2023 at 4.30 pm (duration 1 hour)
Price: 7,00 euros + Entrance ticket.
The guided tour is in English.
Book your ticket HERE