A blockbuster touring exhibition — Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs, featuring 181 priceless artefacts and ornate golden treasures is making its way to Sydney, and we’re already planning a getaway down south.
Set to be the largest exhibition in Sydney in a decade, the interactive display will be an Australian-first exhibition featuring objects and treasures from museums and historical sites across Egypt. It will take over The Australian Museum this summer in collaboration with Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the giant showcase promises to be fit for a pharaoh.
Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs, Sydney
If you enjoy history and find yourself fascinated by ancient Egypt and its pyramids, this is your opportunity to get catapulted 3,300 years in the past and see it all up close.
The exhibition depicts the life and accomplishments of one of the most renowned and powerful pharaohs in Egyptian history — King Ramses II, more commonly referred to as Ramses the Great. He ruled Egypt for nearly 67 years, rebuilding several monuments and temples and was celebrated as a great warrior. He also became the embodiment of power and wealth in ancient Egypt during the New Kingdom period, 1539-1075 BC.
Among the highlights, visitors can look forward to exploring one-of-a-kind relics such as sarcophagi, animal mummies, stunning jewellery, royal masks, and beautiful amulets, many of which have never left Egypt before.
Another highlight of the exhibition is a virtual reality experience that will take visitors on a tour of two of Ramses’ most impressive monuments — the Tomb of Queen Nefertari — his favourite royal consort, which features vibrant colours and detailed artwork and the temples of Abu Simbel, a historic site comprising twin rock-cut temples.
Bringing to life the rich culture of ancient Egypt and shedding light on its enduring mythology the exhibition will feature 181 rare artefacts sourced from some of Egypt’s most renowned historical sites.
Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs dates and tickets
Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs comes to Australia after sold-out seasons in Houston, San Francisco and Paris, where it is currently on display until September.
You’ll want to mark your calendars for November 18, 2023, which is when the exhibition opens at the Australian Museum in Sydney. Tickets go on sale this week from Monday, July 17 and you can join the waitlist here to get first dibs.