Ancient Egyptian Secrets Unveiled In Wroclaw

An intriguing new exhibition in Wroclaw is unveiling the secrets behind the tombs of ancient Egypt.

Titled "Secrets Of The Egyptian Tombs", the exhibition is housed in the city's Archeological Museum and will be on show until the 10th January of 2017.

The exhibition uses the latest research by scientists from the ASASIF project, whose work is dedicated to the Western Thebes— one of the largest necropolis of the prehistoric era. Secrets Of The Egyptian Tombs also boasts some of the most precious exhibits from the National Museum in Warsaw, including numerous types of mummies and coffins.

It is the first time Wroclaw has had such a wide array of unusual Egyptian artifacts on show to public, making the event all the more special.

Photocredit: Ruyin Lan

The highlight of the exhibition is a full-sized reconstruction of an ancient Egyptian burial chamber. When entering the burial chamber, which has been built incredible detail, you can't help but feel you have been taken back in time. The hieroglyphics on show are especially fascinating and reveal their own beliefs as well as telling stories.

Secrets Of The Egyptian Tombs is not only a story of the past though, as the exhibition also harnesses modern technology in order to show off a visual feast. Through the use of three-dimensional scanning, there are exhibits created using a 3D printer that you can actually touch with your own hands (the exhibits are proudly labeled with the tags: [Prosimy dotykać!] “Please touch!”).

At various dates during the exhibition's time at the Archeological Museum, there will be a series of lectures on the history of ancient Egypt, as well as a photographic exhibition of Maciej Jawornickiego and participants of archeological missions in Egypt and Sudan.

Keen to embark on this mysterious journey then? 

The exhibition is open from 10:00 – 17:00 Wednesday – Saturday and on Sunday from 10:00 – 18:00. Tickets are priced at 20zl, with students and other concessions able to get in for just 12zl. The Archeological Museum is located on Antoniego Cieszyńskiego 9, just a short walk from the Rynek.

About Ruyin Lan

Ruyin Lan
Heralding from China, Ruyin Lan is as proud of Wroclaw's rich cultural offering as she of that in her own country. Always keen on breaking up habitual routines, Ruyin is only too happy to explore the numerous possibilities life in Wroclaw brings to the table.