The opening of the Ramses and the Gold of the Pharaohs exhibition at the Australia Museum in Sydney
The “Ramses and the Gold of the Pharaohs” exhibition was officially opened at the Australia Museum in Sydney a short while ago, in preparation for opening its doors to receive visitors from the public, starting on Saturday, November 18th.
The opening ceremony was witnessed by Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities,
Mr. John Grahan, Minister of Arts, Music, Tourism and Business of Australia, and Dr. Kim McKay, Director of the Australia Museum, Ambassador Mohamed Khairy, Consul General of Egypt in Sydney, Australia, the participating official delegation from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, and more than 500 invited senior public and government figures, members of the Museum’s Board of Trustees, a number of archaeologists and tourism specialists in Australia, and the Dean of the Egyptian community in Australia, in addition to To a number of influencers, bloggers, and famous artists and musicians in Australia.
It should be noted that the “Ramses and the Gold of the Pharaohs” exhibition had begun its journey outside Egypt with its first stop in November 2021 in the city of Houston, then it's second stop in August 2022 in San Francisco, USA, then its third stop in April 2023 in the French capital, Paris.
During its trip to Sydney, the exhibition includes 182 artifacts from the collections of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir from the era of King Ramesses II, and some other artifacts from the discoveries of the Egyptian mission in the Bubastiyun area in Saqqara, in addition to the holdings of a number of Egyptian museums that highlight some of the distinctive characteristics of ancient Egyptian civilization from the era of The Middle Kingdom until the Late Period, through a collection of statues, ornaments, cosmetics, paintings, and stone blocks decorated with carvings, in addition to some colorful wooden coffins.