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"The Vizier's House of Eternity. The Tomb of Merefnebef and his ...

published: 2017-12-17 17:16:38, Culture Department
"The Vizier's House of Eternity. The Tomb of Merefnebef and his discoverer" - temporary exhibition at the State Archaeological Museum
pn. - pt. 9:00 - 16:00, sb. nieczynne, nd. 10:00 - 16:00
Państwowe Muzeum Archeologiczne - ul. Długa 52 (Arsenał) (mapa)
Państwowe Muzeum Archeologiczne
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Państwowe Muzeum Archeologiczne
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The exhibition presents one of the most important discoveries of the mission of the Center of Mediterranean Archeology UW in Saqqara (in Egypt), prepared in cooperation with the State Archaeological Museum in Warsaw and the Polish-Egyptian Archaeological Mission of Saqqar.
In 2017, 30 years have passed since the start of the work of the Center of Mediterranean Archeology mission in Saqqar, and at the same time 20 years, since one of the most spectacular discoveries - the tomb of Vizier Merefnebef (twentieth century BC). The event is also aimed at honoring the 30th anniversary of Prof. Karol Myśliwiec, creator and long-term (until 2016) mission manager’s work in Saqqara.

The main element of the exhibition is the life-size model of Merefnebef's burial chapel. The walls of the original chapel are decorated with polychrome reliefs, depicting scenes from the life of an Egyptian dignitary from 4400 years ago. The model is preceded by an exhibition presenting the meaning and context of the find, including the history of Polish research and Egyptian funerary customs. The exhibition will also present the exhibits from the collections of the National Museum in Warsaw, as well as copies of the finds from the cemetery of Saqqar dignitaries, made by conservators working with the mission.
Exhibition under the honorary patronage of the Marshal of the Masovian Voivodship, the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Rector of the University of Warsaw.

Source: State Archaeological Museum