Ancient Egypt – The Creation of the World

Edo-Tokyo Museum

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The Edo-Tokyo Museum is pleased to announce the exhibition “Ancient Egypt—The Creation of the World,” which introduces masterpieces from the Egyptian collection of the Egyptian Museum of Berlin, situated on an island in the River Spree in Berlin. Alongside the British Museum in London and the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Berlin State Museums are known as some of the largest and best museums in Europe, and they boast one of the world’s leading Egyptian collections, which covers thousands of years of Egyptian history, headlined by a particularly outstanding collection from the Amarna Period. This exhibition will feature about 130 masterpieces from the Berlin Egyptian collection, presented under the theme “The Creation of the World.” Presented in three sections—”Creation and the World of Gods,” “The Pharaoh and the Order of the Universe,” and “Judgment in the Afterlife,” the unknown world of ancient Egyptian mythology will come to life through animations, alongside precious excavated artifacts. Visitors may be amazed at some surprising commonalities with Japanese myths of creation. More than 100 items including The Book of the Dead of Ta-remetsch-en-Bastet, over 4 meters in length, and the beautifully decorated carved wooden sarcophagus (outer casket) of Tare-kap, will be exhibited for the first time in Japan. Please make time to view the treasures of the Egyptian collection coming to Japan from Berlin, a sister city of Tokyo, on the 160th anniversary of the Japan–Germany exchange in 2021.

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Schedule

from November 21, 2020 to April 04, 2021
Open on 11/23, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18. Closed on 11/24, 12/21-1/1, 1/12.

Website

http://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/en/ (venue's website)

Fee

Adults ¥1800; University & Technical School Students, Seniors 65 & Over ¥1440; High School, Junior High and Elementary School Students ¥900; Persons with Disability Certificates + 2 Companions free.

Venue Hours

From 9:30 To 17:30
saturdays closing at 19:30
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on public holiday Monday but closed on the following day. Opens during the Sumo matches in Ryogoku. Closed during the New Year holidays.

Access

Address: 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015
Phone: 03-3626-9974 Fax: 03-3626-9950

3 minute walk from the West exit of Ryogoku Station on the JR Sobu line, 1 minute walk from exit A3 or A4 at Ryogoku Station on the Toei Oedo line.

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