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Ramses & The Gold Of The Pharaohs: The Major Exhibition Is Headed For Sydney

By Sammy Preston
10th Jul 2023

The temple of Abu Simbel, which is a part of the Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs exhibition in Sydney.

Big news, the incredible Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs exhibition is headed to Sydney this summer.

Hosted at The Australian Museum in collaboration with Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the exhibition will feature 181 priceless artefacts and ornate golden treasures, making it the largest cultural exhibition to visit Sydney in over a decade. 

While the mystery of the pyramids and the splendour of Ancient Egypt is typically pretty distant for Sydneysiders—we'll now get the opportunity to peer 3,30o years into the past, with one-of-a-kind archaeological finds like sarcophagi, animal mummies, jewellery, spectacular royal masks, and exquisite amulets. Many of the items on show have never left Egypt before.

The exhibition focuses on the life and times of King Ramses II, whole ruled over Egypt for 67 years during the height of their civilisation—an era known as the "New Kingdom" period of 1539-1075 BC. Ramses loved to build epic monuments, and included in the Sydney exhibition will be pieces from the Tomb of Queen Nefertari (his favourite Royal Consort) and the temple of Abu Simbel.

Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs is heading to Sydney only, after showing in Paris, Houston, and San Francisco. 

Tickets will go on sale Monday 17 July at 10am. Head over here to grab yours

The Details

What: Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs
When: From Saturday 18 November, 2023
Where: The Australian Museum, Sydney
Tickets: Online, here from Monday 17 July

Image credit: The Australian Museum

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