Adventures on the Nile
Prussia and Egyptology 1842–45

15.10.2022 to 07.03.2023
Neues Museum

One hundred and eighty years ago, the Royal Prussian Expedition team set out on an adventurous journey across vast areas of present-day Egypt and Sudan. To mark this anniversary, the Ägyptisches Museum is holding an exhibition that frames this state-funded, large-scale scientific enterprise as the 19th-century creation that it was.

This exhibition will explore the way that teamwork helped to make the expedition such a success and look at the lasting impact that this trip had on the field of Egyptology. It will present old museum holdings and archive materials from various Berlin institutions against the backdrop of new research findings, show what everyday life was like for those on the expedition, as well as provide information about their working methods in the field.

A special exhibition of the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in collaboration with the Berlin Branden-burgische Akademie der Wissenschaften – Projektarchiv Altägyptisches Wörterbuch and the Ernst-Litfaß-Schule – OSZ Mediengestaltung und Medientechnologie


James-Simon-Galerie, Bodestraße
10178 Berlin

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