Ancient Egyptian Exhibition Opens in Hunan Museum

More than 230 Egyptian antiquities arrived at the Hunan Museum on September 23, 2018. Here a customs staff works to clear the exhibits.

There are two mummies among the exhibits.

The “Pharaohs, Gods and Mummies” Ancient Egyptian Exhibition is to be unveiled on September 28. It will open to the public until December 5.


The tour exhibition is organized by the Hunan, Henan, Shanxi, Liaoning, and Guangdong Museums.

Museo Egizio curator Paolo Marini describes the most famous of the exhibits—the two mummies of ancient Egyptian nobles. (Photo/Liu Jia)

More than 230 antiquities from the Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy, arrived at the Hunan Museum on September 23. They will be displayed during the upcoming the “Pharaohs, Gods and Mummies” Egyptian Antiquities Exhibition, from September 28 to December 5.

“This is the Hunan Museum’s first large overseas antiquity exhibition”, said Hunan Museum curator Yuan Jianping. “The exhibition has three parts, exhibiting more than 230 Egyptian antiquities. It is co-organized by the Hunan, Shanxi, Liaoning, and Guangdong Museums.”

Museo Egizio curator Paolo Marini described the two mummies of ancient Egyptian nobles which are the best known of the exhibits.

“The Hunan Museum has kept close ties with the Museo Egizio. Changsha is an ancient city with a long history of more than 3,000 years. It is a good place for ancient Egyptian finds exhibition”, he said.

Museo Egizio is an archaeological museum in Turin, Piedmont, Italy, specialising in Egyptian archaeology and anthropology. It houses one of the largest collections of Egyptian antiquities, with more than 30,000 artefacts. (from wiki)

More about the exhibition:

The exhibits include 238 ancient Egyptian antiquities from the Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy. They portray the society, religion, funeral cultural, and arts of the ancient Egypt from the predynastic period (4500 BC – 3100 BC) to the Roman period (30 BC – 641 AD). They include pottery, makeup tools, bronze and stone figures, animal and human mummies, wood coffins, stone coffins, stone tablets, amulets, the Book of the Dead (an ancient Egyptian funerary text), and wall paintings.

The exhibition has three chapters:

Chapter One: The Song of The Nile Chapter Two: The Gods of Ancient Egypt Chapter Three: The Legend of Eternity


30 yuan/adult; 15 yuan for students, military officers, and minimum living guarantee households; Free for those 65 and older, the disabled, and the children shorter than 1.3 meters.

Open Hours:

From Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00—17:00 (Last entry at 16:00) Closed on Mondays (except statutory holidays) and on Chinese Lunar New Year’s Eve.

Translator: Pang Yuehui

Chinese source: news.changsha.cn