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Exhibition December 6, 2020 − March 14

Egypt Queen Nefertiti

The Kimbell Art Museum invites you to visit the exhibition"Egypt of Queen Nefertiti".

The exhibition features exhibits from the magnificent collection of the Egyptian Museum of Turin, which contains one of the most important collections of works by ancient Egyptian masters.

Nefertiti was one of the most famous queens of ancient Egypt. The beloved wife of the great Pharaoh Ramses II (reigned around 1279–1213 BC), she was highly respected, educated and knew how to read and write hieroglyphs. In 1904, the Italian archaeologist Ernesto Schiaparelli discovered her tomb - the most ornate in the Valley of the Queens, with brilliantly painted scenes depicting her perilous path to immortality. Schiaparelli also made important discoveries in the nearby village of Deir el Medina, which show what the daily life of the artisans was like, who built the magnificent Tomb of Nefertiti.

Based on site materialsKimbell Art Museum.