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

Published by Laurent P. · Updated on 30 April 2021 at 10h03 · Published on 29 April 2021 at 16h58
The Louvre dedicates an exhibition to Taharqa, former king of Napata, former capital of the wide kingdom of Nubia (current Sudan) from April 27 to July 25, 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 April 27 to July 25, 2022. A retrospective focusing on the king of Nubia, the most famous of all, and his uncommon story.

But before going further on, here is 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 April 2022 to 25 July 2022



    Pyramide - Cour Napoléon
    75001 Paris 1

    Métro Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre

    - de 26 ans: Free
    tarif sur place: €15
    Billet en ligne: €17

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