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Portraits of the Boy Kings in Ancient Egypt: Sculptures from the Eras of Tutankhamun and the Ptolemies

Tutankhamun’s Living Image Exhibition at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Mission Statement

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Antiquities Museum Mission Statement

Established in 2001, the Antiquities Museum of Bibliotheca Alexandrina aims to give its visitors a glimpse of the consecutive eras of Egypt’s history.
It also aims to raise the cultural awareness of young people by proposing to them a variety of educational programs.

    Website Mission Statement

  • Give ordinary users a general idea about the history of Egypt and the masterpieces of the Museum.
  • Make the Museum collections accessible to online users through a complete database of the Museum artifacts.
  • Create an international calendar for Egyptology-related events worldwide.

Leitbild des Altertumsmuseums der Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Das 2001 gegründete Altertumsmuseum der Bibliotheca Alexandrina zielt darauf ab, Besuchern einen Blick über die aufeinander folgenden Epochen der ägyptischen Geschichte zu geben.
Es zielt auch darauf ab, das kulturelle Bewusstsein junger Menschen zu wecken, indem es ihnen eine Vielzahl von Erziehungsprogrammen vorschlägt.

    Ziele der Website

  • Sie gibt gewöhnlichen Nutzern eine allgemeine Idee über Ägyptens Geschichte und die Meisterwerke des Museums.
  • Sie ermöglicht online-Nutzern den Zugang zu den Museumssammlungen durch eine vollständige Datenbank der Ausstellungsstücke.
  • Sie bietet einen internationalen Veranstaltungskalender für Ägyptologie an.

Misión del Museo de Antigüedades de la Biblioteca de Alejandría

Establecido en 2001, el Museo de Antigüedades de la Biblioteca de Alejandría tiene como propósito ofrecer a los visitantes un rápido vistazo sobre las etapas consecutivas de la historia de Egipto.

Otro objetivo del Museo es incrementar la conciencia cultural de los jóvenes a través de una variedad de programas educacionales.

    Misión del sitio web

  • Dar a los usuarios una idea general sobre la historia de Egipto y las obras maestras del Museo.
  • Posibilitar el acceso a las colecciones del Museo para los usuarios en línea a través de una completa base de datos sobre las reliquias del Museo.
  • Crear una agenda internacional sobre los acontecimientos relacionados con la egiptología que tienen lugar alrededor del mundo.

object of the day

Statue of a Ptolemaic queen

Description

A statue of a Ptolemaic queen which must have been slightly larger than life size. On the right breast, as on numerous other statues of Ptolemaic rulers, is a knot that joins the ends of the shawl that the woman wears. Since the wives and mothers of the heir to power tended to be compared with Isis, sister-wife of Osiris and mother of Horus, scholars frequently referred to that knot as the "Isis knot". Thus the statue is most probably one of the queens of the Ptolemaic dynasty.
The dress provides more clues about the identity of the subject: the handling of fabric recalls the marble work of Hellenistic artists showing Aphrodite in "wet drapery". The folds actually undress the figure more than they dress it. According to the legend, Aphrodite was born from the foaming seas on the south coast of Cypress. One is immediately reminded of the queen who was considered as the earthly manifestation of Aphrodite – Arsinoë II, wife of Ptolemy II.


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