Exhibitions, visits, workshops… Ancient Egypt is everywhere in Lyon

An exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts

On the occasion of the bicentenary of the decipherment of hieroglyphs, the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon proposes an exhibition on ancient Egypt. And for good reason, the first director of the Lyon museum, the archaeologist François Artaud, and the decryptor of hieroglyphs, Jean-François Champollion, were friends. The exhibition presents 145 antiquities, as well as correspondence between the two men and unpublished archives from Champollion.

Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. 20 place des Terreaux, Lyon 1st.
Until December 31, Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Prices. Up to 12 euros.

The time of the pharaohs in virtual reality

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Who has never dreamed of embarking on a trip on the Nile or discovering the grandeur of the pyramids of Giza as they did back then? It is a semi-fantastic journey of 4,500 years which is proposed, thanks to virtual reality, with the support of an Egyptologist from Harvard University. The narrative is based on “architectural, scientific and historical data” to ensure the accuracy of the information provided by the experience.

The horizon of Cheops, experience in virtual reality.
Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. at the Confluence shopping center, Lyon 2e. Rate. 29.50 euros for 45 minutes of visit.

Learn to decipher hieroglyphs

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The Stela of Ptahmes. © Museum of Fine Arts – Alain Basset

Workshops on Egyptian civilization and courses in hieroglyphic Egyptian, this is what the Lyons Circle of Egyptology Victor-Loret offers for beginners or experienced. About ten sessions are given by teacher-researchers, university professors in Egyptology or tour guides.

Lyons Circle of Egyptology Victor-Loret.
Rate. 358 euros for eight sessions.

On the banks of the Nile at the Musée des Confluences

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Part of the exhibition on rivers at the Musée des Confluences is dedicated to the Nile. © DR

The temporary exhibition We the rivers at the Musée des Confluences — or how men navigate the rivers, cultivate on their shores and adapt to the constraints and advantages they pose — is also an opportunity to learn a little more about the Nile and its delta. Cradle of a multi-millennial civilization, their modern exploitation raises ecological issues.

Confluence Museum, 86 quai Perrache, Lyon 2e.
Until August 27, 2023.
Rate. 9 euros.

In the tomb of Tutankhamun (or almost)

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Tutankhamun exhibition at La Sucrière. © William Pham

In 1922, Howard Carter and his team discovered the mythical tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun. One hundred years later, the two companies specializing in cultural events, Tempora and Europa Expo, have joined forces for a most immersive exhibition in the footsteps of the English archaeologist, on Egyptian society at the time and the life of the pharaoh in tragic fate.

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To avoid unpleasant surprises, it should be noted that no original is presented: the hundreds of objects from the tomb have been reconstituted identically by the workshops of the Cairo Museum and loaned for the event. What to take full eyes.

Tutankhamun, discovering the forgotten pharaoh. La Sucriere, Lyon 2e.
Until April 24, 2023, Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Rate. 17 euros.

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