Me, Taharqa, Pharaoh of two lands, the exhibition at the Louvre

Published by Laurent P. · Published on 24 October 2019 at 17h12 · Updated on 28 July 2020 at 14h47
The Louvre unveils an exhibition to Taharqa, former king of Napata, former capital of the wide kingdom of Nubia (current Sudan) from October 227, 2021 to February 7, 2022. The occasion to learn more about one of the most famous kings of his time.

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 27, 2020 to February 7, 2022. 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?

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Dates and Opening Time
From 27 October 2021 to 7 February 2022



    Pyramide - Cour Napoléon
    75001 Paris 1

    Métro Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre

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