Until 22 January 2017
This exhibition presents more than 140 rare pieces on loan from the prestigious collections of the Louvre and the British Museum. It explores the relationship between power and knowledge in the world of Ancient Egypt, and the fascinating personality of Khaemouaset, the “father” of archaeology and son of the pharaoh Ramses II. This person and his contemporaries allow us to focus on the wealth of knowledge of the Egyptian elite and its considerable intellectual legacy.
It is in a contemporary building, built by Henri Ciriani on the remains of the Roman circus, that the Departmental Museum of Ancient Arles displays Arles' archaeological collections (objects for everyday life, architectural pieces, mosaics, sarcophagi, maquettes…). This is a must-see to better understand the development of the Roman city.