Let’s dive into the African continent and its history… The Louvre invites antique history livers to discover the “Me, Taharqa, Pharaoh of two Lands” exhibition from October 29, 2020 to February 8, 2021. A retrospective focusing on the king of Nubia, the most famous of all, and his uncommon story.
But before going further on, here’s a historic memo: we are in the 8th century B.C., in Nubian, in a kingdom revolving around its capital, Napata. Circa 730 B.C., the king of this kingdom, Piankhi, starts conquering Egypt and inaugurates the dynasty of “Kushite” Pharaohs. A dynasty that travelled through time since for over 50 years, its successors ruled like no one over “a kingdom spreading from the Mediterranean Sea to the confluence of the White Nile and the Blue Nile”. And it’s here that Taharqa, “the pharaoh of two lands” steps in. He’s also known as Oaikhaou (his Horus name) and Nefertemkhourê (Nefertoum protects Re, his king name).
Th exhibition focuses here on the leading role of this historic character and this vast kingdom set now in the middle of Sudan. Statues and other works expect you to dive in the heart of a history that is several millennium old… Let’s go, friends, shall we?
From 29 October 2020 to 8 February 2021
Musée du Louvre
Pyramide - Cour Napoléon
75001 Paris 1
Métro Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre
Billet en ligne: 17 €
Lundi : 9 h - 18 h
Mardi : Fermé
Mercredi : 9 h - 21h45
Jeudi : 9 h - 18 h
Vendredi : 9 h - 21h45
Samedi : 9 h - 18 h (jusqu'à 21h45 le premier samedi de chaque mois - aile Richelieu sur réservation préalable)
Dimanche : 9 h - 18 h
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