Pharaonengold: 3.000 Jahre altägyptische Hochkultur
The mysterious world of the pharaohs and their magical relationship to gold
Hardly any other culture fascinates as much as the high culture of ancient Egypt. At its center were the pharaohs, those legendary kings who, according to the beliefs of the ancient Egyptians, descended directly from the gods.
Gold was ascribed a special symbolic and religious power; it stood for eternity and indestructibility and, as the “flesh of the gods,” was a sacred metal.
The opulent volume brings together 150 exhibits from pharaonic tombs from the Old Kingdom of the Third Dynasty (circa 2680 B.C.E.) and the oldest gold statue of an Egyptian pharaoh to Tutankhamun and Horemheb (circa 1330–1310 B.C.E.). The valu-able objects from international private collections can be seen for the first time in this outstanding compilation.
The catalog accompanies the exhibition at the World Cultural Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte from May 18 to November 24, 2019.