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Milan museum to display Egyptian artifacts next month

Sunday 03-09-2017 - 07:14 PM
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Milan’s Museum of
Milan’s Museum of Cultures will display a rare and unique collection of Egyptian antiquities entitled “Egypt: The Extraordinary Discovery of Pharaoh Amenhotep II”
Cairo - Milan’s Museum of Cultures will display a rare and unique collection of Egyptian antiquities entitled “Egypt: The Extraordinary Discovery of Pharaoh Amenhotep II” from September 13 until January 7. 


The exhibition will focus on King Amenhotep II. It is the first time for King Amenhotep II to be a main figure for an exhibition. 


A number of antiquities dating to the reign of Amenhotep II, in addition to important records that were found in his tomb, will be displayed for the first time. 


The historical records were discovered by the Italian Victor Loret in 1898 while discovering the tomb of Amenhotep II. 


In 1898, Loret exposed a number of important mummies, such as the mummies of Tutankhamen's mother and grandmother. 


The exhibited records are owned by the University of Milan in its Egyptology Archives section. 


The process of mummification, the belongings of the kings in their tombs and other aspects of Ancient Egyptian life will be showed in the exhibition. 


King Amenhotep II was the seventh king in the 18th Dynasty. He was the son of Thutmose III. 


He inherited authority from his father and then tried to keep Egypt's control of Asia, so he headed a number of military campaigns to Asia before agreeing to peace with some Asian kingdoms. 


Amenhotep II continued constructing architectural works of his father Thutmose III, and he also mingled Asian culture with the Egyptian. 

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