Deir el-medina the lost village of the pharaoh’s artists
Organized by the Sharjah Museum Authority, represented by the Sharjah Archeology Museum, in collaboration with the Egyptian Museum in Turin, the exhibition “Deir el Medina: Village of the Pharaohs’ Artists” is an interactive event held from 10 November 2021 to 31 August 2022.
The exhibition is open to children, school students and families to introduce them to the techniques used in the archaeological excavations of the Italian Mission in Luxor in Egypt at the beginning of the 20th century.
The archeological digs resulted in the discovery of a large village that was once inhabited by builders, artists, painters and sculptors, who built the tombs of the pharaohs of Egypt in the second millennium BC.
The exhibition includes a selection of interactive activities inspired by the archaeological discoveries in this village, including a typical excavation replica site where children can train on the work of archaeologists using mockup excavation tools.
The exhibition provides an opportunity to learn about the most important ancient Egyptian costumes and visit the ancient Egyptian writing corner to be inspired by the secrets of the papyrus industry.
The exhibition concludes with a detailed presentation on the techniques used to preserve the artifacts, highlighting the restoration work done by the museum in Turin.