Egypt of Glory – The Last Great Dynasties
The extensive exhibition on ancient Egypt will take you on a journey back in time thousands of years to the Egypt of pharaohs. The exhibition is displayed in two places at once: at Amos Rex in Helsinki and Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn. The unique, two-part exhibition is based on the Museo Egizio’s collection, the largest collection on Egyptian art and culture outside of Egypt.
At Amos Rex, you get to explore the annual cycle, worldview, religion and state structure of ancient Egyptians, along with their everyday items. The exhibition includes, for example, ancient sandals, old tax receipts and Books of the Dead. Each item in the exhibition carries a unique story. The rich culture uncovered through archaeological excavations is still present in our everyday lives: for example, the 365-day calendar and its division of the year into 12 months, was used already in ancient Egypt. It’s no wonder then that the glory of Egypt continues to shine, even after thousands of years.
Content disclaimers: the exhibition addresses death and displays deceased in the form of mummies.
Read about the exhibition in Arabic:
The Egypt of Glory exhibition's podcast
Ancient Egyptians believed that life continues after death. In this podcast on topics from Amos Rex’s Egypt of Glory exhibition you will hear about life and beliefs in ancient Egypt. The “Life and life after death” podcast has episodes in English, Finnish and Swedish.
The story of Egyptian art
Get to know Egypt’s millennia of artistic crises and revolutions in the article written by Paolo Marini. Marini works as a curator at Museo Egizio in Torino. The Egypt of Glory exhibition is based on the collection of Museo Egizio – one of the most important collections of ancient Egyptian art and culture outside Egypt.
Tours on Instagram
Enjoy the Egypt of Glory exhibition on our guided mini tours. Different themes in several languages coming up on Amos Rex’s IGTV channel!
You can explore the exhibition with the help of our discussion guides and a small museum friend book called My Ancient Egyptian Friends, which includes characters who introduce the exhibition to both children and adults. The friend book is included in the price of the entrance ticket – you can take it with you or leave it for us to recycle.
For kids: Ou's guided tour
This is Ou. Ou is special, as it appears only for children. Join us to our guided tour for kids and get to know Ou’s ancient friends! Who swallowed the sun? Can Ou also bake? You can join in by listening.
The art workshop space at Studio Rex has welcomed a pyramid! It is teeny-tiny compared to the world’s largest pyramid, Khufu’s Pyramid, which has a floor area corresponding to over seven football fields. How would your surroundings change if a large pyramid became your neighbour?
On the other side of the pyramid wall, you can take part in a magical art workshop! Read more and book an art workshop for your group. During the weekends, Studio Rex is open for exhibition visitors and you may enter the pyramid also without a pre-booked art workshop.